Kids love the Easter bunny just as much as they love Santa. Celebrate the former’s arrival by preparing a teeth-friendly Easter basket for your children. Our family dentists recommend a basket filled with something other than candy and other sugar-laden treats.
Teeth-Friendly Easter Basket Ideas
1. Skip the Jelly Beans
Baskets often include those plastic eggshell cases filled with jelly beans. Jelly beans are made of sugar. And, all those color varieties are due to the liberal use of food dye. Our cosmetic dentists frown on food dye because they stain the teeth.
Instead, fill those eggs with an alternative, such as nuts, stickers, bouncy balls, or rub-on tattoos.
2. Skip the Marshmallow Peeps
Like jelly beans, Marshmallow Peeps are sticky and full of sugar. Consider other types of foods, such as cheese wedges, sugar-free gum, and 100% apple sauce pouches. Continue Reading →