Stocking Stuffer Quiz: Making Good Choices

stockingholidaysceneAre you ready to do your stocking stuffer shopping for this year’s holiday but you are a bit torn? Do you find yourself going back and forth between goodies that aren’t necessarily so great for one’s oral health and then those that help prevent tooth decay? The thing to remember is to have fun! There’s no right or wrong answer. Allow us to help you realize this with our quick quiz.

Quiz Questions: True or False?

  1. True or False: It’s never okay to choose candy as a stocking stuffer. There’s nothing the recipient can do to combat the potential damage that can come from sugar (such as tooth decay).
  2. True or False: It’s strange to give smile-friendly stocking stuffers to your loved ones! After all, the only fun way to celebrate the holidays is to center everything around candy and desserts.
  3. True or False: We don’t suggest giving children dental care oriented stocking stuffers because they are too young to appreciate it.

Quiz Answers

  1. False. Candy is perfectly fine! There’s nothing inherently wrong with candy. The problem is when someone forgets to rinse and brush after eating sugar. Go ahead and give this indulgent gift if it pleases you! (However, remember that it might be good to toss toothpaste and a toothbrush into the stocking, too, so the recipient can clean his or her teeth after indulging).
  2. False. Stocking stuffer gifts are always a wild card! Receiving interesting and good-for-you gifts is generally well received and will always come in handy. Nothing strange about it!
  3. False. If you’ve been around kids much, you know that a present is a present: It’s always exciting! Offering gifts that help prevent tooth decay when children are young is a wonderful way to begin establishing good habits and a positive outlook on dental care.