Do Your Kids Only Enjoy An Elf’s Four Main Food Groups?

December 5, 2017 1:55 pm

Henderson NV Children's Dental CareIt’s December! How many times have you watched the movie Elf this month? It’s become a family tradition for so many. The popularity of the movie probably is due to the fact that we all can or want to identify with Buddy The Elf. He acts like a kid, and both kids and adults secretly envy his lack of inhibitions, snowball throwing ability, and diet.

Remember Buddy’s four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corns, and syrup? Do your kids enjoy a diet similar to Buddy’s? Does it seem like the term “sweet tooth’ is an understatement when it comes to your child?

December is a hard time to avoid all of the tempting treats that are offered to you and your children. At Amber Hills Dental, we’d like to remind you of the harmful effects of sugar on your child’s teeth. Harmful oral bacteria feed on sugars that are consumed, and make acids that can destroy tooth enamel. This leads to cavities and tooth decay.

If your child seems to only want to consume foods made for elves, it’s time to make some changes before harmful damage can occur in their teeth! Find ways to replace sugary treats with naturally sweet fruits.  Encourage your child to drink water and avoid sugary drinks and sodas. Don’t have sweets readily available in your home.

At Amber Hills Dental, we will help you take care of your child’s teeth. Be sure to bring your child in for dental cleanings twice a year. This preventative measure will help fight against tooth decay. Book your children’s dentistry appointment today.

Posted on behalf of Amber Hills Dental

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