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The Easter Bunny will be hopping along his path to your house this weekend, eager to spread joy amongst your family. This year, instead of hiding chocolate and sweets, ask the Easter Bunny to bring treats that won’t result in a visit to the dentist!
No sugar Easter treat ideas:
Bubbles – Spring is in the air and every kid loves bubbles. Almost as much as they love candy (we said almost!), and bubbles won’t cause plaque buildup on their teeth!
Pencils, crayons and markers – Kids love drawing, doodling and colouring, so why not encourage their creativity and save them a cavity by buying them some pencils, crayons and markers? Plus, this might just keep them occupied long after the hunt for treasures is complete!
Tattoos – Don’t worry, we don’t mean permanent tattoos! Tattoos that wash off make a great treat that definitely doesn’t need to be followed up with an extra brushing before bed. These tattoos often packs will large quantities and will have your children bragging about ‘how cool’ their Easter Bunny is for months.
Books – How about including books in the kid’s Easter baskets. Books such as The Tooth Book by Dr. Seuss and The Velveteen Rabbit are our personal favorites. 🙂
Gift Cards – We know all of the suggestions that we’ve offered so far are fine for younger kids, but what about the older kids? How about a small gift card to their favorite store, or app store?
That’s our list of five treats you can buy your kids this Easter that’ll keep them happy without affecting their oral health. And even though we’re dentists and always on the lookout to improve your families oral health, we love chocolate, too! So when you do give your children the chocolatey and sugar treats this Easter, make sure it is in moderation and they brush their teeth properly to keep those cavities away!
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