Instead of filling up your baskets with mostly candy this year, why not switch it up a little? A great idea is to create your basket around a specific theme, then focus on your theme and limit the candy! Avoid hard or sticky candies like jelly beans and suckers because they stick to teeth for longer periods of time.
Here are some safer alternatives that are not so damaging to oral heath that your little ones will love!
- A stuffed bunny instead of a chocolate bunny
- Nut mix
- Apple slices
- Bunny shaped graham crackers
- Dark chocolate over milk chocolate
- Fruit snacks
- Lip balm
- Coloring books
- Sugar free gum
- Hard boiled colored eggs
- Apple sauce pouches
- Don’t forget to include a colorful toothbrush to clean their teeth after their treats!
Happy Easter from all of us at Family Dentist Tree!