The countdown has more than begun now. It has officially reached Christmas crunch time! While Santa is readying his sleigh and reindeer, you might find yourself doing some last-minute prep as well, namely finding last minute gifts and those beloved stocking stuffers. Before you hit up the candy aisle at your local grocery store, though, why not consider some smile-friendly, dentist-approved alternatives that are just as fun, but a lot better for your loved one’s smiles. After all, you don’t want to see them smiling Christmas morning, only to take them for cavity treatment in the new year. Protect their smiles, this festive season, by offering up healthy alternatives to those traditional holiday treats.
Skip the Candy While Still Eliciting Smiles
Wondering what to give your kids, this year, instead of sugar-filled items that can cause acidic erosion, including cavities, and eventually require dental fillings? Think outside the box of chocolates.
Small games, puzzles and toys are perfectly stocking-sized, and don’t pose any threats to your kids’ smiles. Small action figures or collectibles are also good options for kids of many ages.
Honoring your loved one’s interests and talents is another way to score Santa-esque gift giving status in your home. For instance, if you have a soccer star on your hands, include some new socks or a goalie glove. Have a teen hoping to become the next Bobby Flay? Include small kitchen utensils in his or her favorite color, plus a stocking-sized cookbook to be worked through in the new year!
Even tech accessories make great stocking stuffers. Think fun phone covers, an extra set of earbuds, etc.