Sweets cause cavities and Kids LOVE sweets. In Hot summer days of Dubai, do you ever wonder what sweets to give your littles ones that won’t harm their teeth and create cavities? Are you also facing the challenge of replacing processed sweets with natural and healthier options?
The best way to go is to replace processed sweets and summer treats with healthy and delicious alternatives that are even good for your child’s health instead of damaging their teeth and causing cavities. Remember, your child is going to need their healthy teeth for a veryyyy long time and you should take every action to keep them healthy and cavity free.
Here are five summer treats that won’t harm your child’s teeth
Apples are said to be great for having healthy teeth and dentists encourage us to eat more apples. You can make an apple turtle by cutting the apple in half and adding four green grapes for hands and feet and one for the head. Use chocolate chips for the eyes and tada, you have your apple turtle.
- Cheese skewers.
Dairy products play an important role in keeping our teeth health and fight cavities. Cutting cheese in cute shapes with heart shape or bear shape cutter and arrange them in skewers with some apples and strawberries. This is one good looking snack that kids can enjoy during summer days.
- Yogurt ice cream.
We know that kids love ice-cream specially in Summer, but they are usually packed with sugar and color to make them more appealing. Replace Ice cream with some gorgeous and healthy frozen yogurt popsicles. Freeze some fat free yogurt mixed with fruits in molds and you will have a great alternative for ice cream that your precious kids will love.
- Strawberries and Dark Chocolate.
Milk chocolate contains sugar and parents are always fighting with their kids to take the chocolate away. Here is our suggestion for a healthy chocolate treat. Melt dark chocolate and mix it with chopped strawberries. Then pour the chocolate on a baking sheet and let it cool. Once cold, it’s a heavenly treat that your kids can enjoy without damaging their teeth.
- Raisin and dates.
Dates have fluorine that can help repair cavities at early stages. Raisins, grapes are also great for a kid’s teeth as they contain phytochemicals which hinder bacteria growth in the mouth and prevent the lingering of sticky foods.
Make them more attractive
Yes, looks matter to kids and they will only shift to healthy sweets and treats if they look appealing and amusing. Try decorating the treats in a way that will look appetizing to your child. You can make apple pies in a flower mold, or cut chees with heart or bear shape cutters. Best is to ask your child to help you with decoration so they will see this is a fun activity too.
Ask the dentist
Changing your child’s summer treats is a great initiative towards a healthier lifestyle and healthier teeth. My last advice for you is to you is also, check with your pediatric dentist to know more about changes that you can make this summer to develop new habits for your child and help them stay away from tooth decay and cavities. Regular checkups and visits to your child’s dentist will also help you find and catch decay at a very early stage of it starting.
Great wishes for you and your awesome kids to enjoy summer full of surprises, yummy treats and decay free.
So don’t delay your child his first Pediatric dentist visit, at our pediatric dentistry clinic in Dubai health care city you can schedule an appointment, we will be happy to give you your child the best dental care.
“To a lifetime of healthy happy smiles!”