Downtown Eagle River, Alaska
12641 Old Glenn Hwy Suite 203
Eagle River, AK 99577
(907) 622-5437

4 Tips on How to Limit Sugar Intake This Holiday Season From Kids’ Dentist November 30, 2016

Downtown Eagle River, Anchorage
4 Tips on How to Limit Sugar Intake This Holiday Season From Kids’ Dentist, Anchorage, Alaska

In addition to joy and mirth, the holiday season tends to bring with it an overabundance of sweet and sugary treats. Indulging in too much sugar is harmful to your teeth, especially for children, leading to cavities or tooth decay. To help your kids avoid too much sugar this holiday, Discovery Dental in Eagle River, AK, offers some expert tips. These dentists exclusively treat children, from toddlers to teens, with general dentistry services, including early cavity detection and fluoride treatments.

Below are four tips on how to limit sugar intake this holiday season:

  • Moderation: There are plenty of sweet temptations everywhere during the holidays, and it might not be easy to avoid desserts completely. The key is to enjoy them in moderation. Designate one time each day to indulge in a sweet treat, then limit your sugar intake for the rest of the day. 

  • dentistChoose Fruits: If you’re craving something sweet, but you’ve already consumed a piece of pie, try fresh fruit. Instead of reaching for your grandmother’s peanut brittle, dentists recommend eating an apple, peach, or banana. These fruits still have sugar, but they are a healthier alternative to desserts.

  • Substitution: If you’re planning on baking sweet goods to put on the table this holiday season, apply the art of substitution. Reduce the sugar in your recipe by one-third to one-half and use vanilla or almond extracts as a substitute. In doing so, you’ll also help others cut back on their sugar intake.

  • Drink Smart: Water is always the best choice when drinking beverages. You might not realize how much sugar you’re consuming just by drinking a can of soda or a cup of hot chocolate. If you want something other than water, opt for a diet soda instead. And when drinking dark beverages, use a straw to protect your teeth.

Discovery Dental aims to preserve and improve your children’s smiles. They offer quality dental care for kids and help them feel positive about visiting the dentist. Call their dental office in Eagle River at (907) 622-5437 or visit the website to learn more about their services.

Other Announcements, Events and Deals from Discovery Dental
Eagle River's Top Dentist Explains Why Baby Teeth Are Important, Anchorage, Alaska
Taking your child to the dentist at an early age can help protect their baby teeth against cavities. That’s right: Even though they’re going to fall out, baby teeth are importan...read more
4 Ways to Achieve a Healthier, Happier Smile in 2017, Anchorage, Alaska
New Year’s resolutions are often about becoming better, happier, and more successful. Discovery Dental, a children-focused practice in Eagle River, AK, encourages pati...read more
Learn How Sedation Dentistry Can Help Kids With Treatments, Anchorage, Alaska
It’s no secret that many kids experience anxiety when visiting the dentist for the first time or when they need to have treatments. In the latter case, sedation dentistry can be...read more
Tips on Dental Care for Kids: Take Advantage of School Break, Anchorage, Alaska
The holiday break is an ideal time for you and your kids to take a breather from the everyday tasks of preparing and going to school. While some prefer to go on vacation trips o...read more
New Year, New You: Local Family Dentist Offers Tips on How to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions, Anchorage, Alaska
Since each new year marks a new page in the calendar, many people use December to set goals for the upcoming 365 days. While many of these resolutions center on import...read more