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Do you enjoy giving your children Easter gifts? Well, if you’re not careful, you can also be giving your loved ones dental issues. Unfortunately, there are many Easter gifts that can damage their developing teeth and gums. It’s best to avoid giving those gifts and do your best to give mouth-healthy Easter gifts instead. To help you do so, our pediatric dentist, Dr. Amy Tennyson, encourages you to give these gifts:

-Sugar-free candy: Sugar-free candy can help your loved ones enjoy their Easter treats all without promoting cavities. This is because sugar-free candy does not have sugar, and sugar is one of the biggest culprits of tooth decay.

-Sugar-free gum: Giving your loved ones sugar-free gum can help them keep their smiles in tip-top shape. This is because as they chew, they produce saliva. As they produce saliva, bacteria and other harmful substances are washed from the teeth and gums, helping them prevent dental issues.

-An electric toothbrush: Electric toothbrushes are handy oral hygiene tools that can properly and effectively clean the smile. They can even make oral hygiene a little more fun! So, feel free to talk to our dental team about the best electric toothbrush for your loved ones.

To learn more about mouth-healthy Easter gifts in Charlotte, North Carolina, or to ask our pediatric dental team questions, please reach out to University Pediatric Dentistry by dialing 704-688-1664. The more you know, the better. In fact, the more you know, the healthier smiles your children can have! We look forward to helping you.