It’s easy to hand candy to kids to keep them occupied for a little bit. They’ll be overjoyed, they’ll spend time eating sugar, and then … well, you might feel a little guilty that you’ve handed them something that leads to cavities and additional oral health problems! Looking for something else to offer up for holiday smiles that they will be just as glad to receive? Want fun that doesn’t contain sugar? We’ve got some easy ones for you to add to the collection!
Kids love coloring! It’s relaxing, soothing, and it creates very little mess when you provide a book and either crayons or colored pencils. Head to the store (or hop online for a printable option) for holiday-theme coloring pages or books for your kiddos. Whether you’re cooking, wrapping gifts, or otherwise, your little ones will remain occupied for a bit, will love this as a surprise, and it’s a no-guilt-included way to get a smile without putting little ones’ oral health in harm’s way.
Short on board games (go pick some up!)? Have them stored in the attic? Remember that this is a fun way to spend the holidays. Since there’s no sugar involved and since the games take a bit of time, this is a wonderful way to relax and have fun. Kids can play on their own. Parents can join in. Keep some games on hand, so there’s always a fantastic way to spend down time without feeling compelled to reach into the pantry, while risking anyone’s oral health.
Offer Smile Safe Holiday Fun This Season!
Remember that there are more avenues toward fun than sugar! Ask for tips for children, so kids have healthy smiles on their faces through the holidays (and beyond). Contact Absolute Dental Care today in Virginia Beach, VA to schedule a visit by calling (757) 428-7440. We proudly welcome patients Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Suffolk, Hampton, Eastern Shore, and all surrounding communities.