America's Pediatric Dentists - The Big Authority on Little Teeth

AAPD | Mouth Monsters

Santa Needs Help Packing His Sleigh

Question 1

Santa should pack dark chocolate coins with him! Unlike milk chocolate, dark chocolate contains antioxidants that can inhibit bacteria from sticking to the teeth, preventing infections in gums and battling tooth decay.

Question 2

Santa should bring a glass of milk with him! It provides calcium and disrupts the development of cavities. Sports drinks contain lots of sugar, which can cause tooth decay.

Question 3

Santa should bring a fluffy stuffed red teddy bear with him! The stuffed bear provides a lot of harmless fun for kids and can also be taken to the dentist to help relieve stress. The cherry gummy bear can cause tooth decay by getting stuck in between teeth.

Question 4

Santa should definitely bring the mouth guards with him! Mouth guards help protect boys and girl's teeth when they're participating in physical activities, such as kicking the soccer ball around with friends.

Question 5

Santa should pack soft toothbrushes as a final stocking stuffer! Soft toothbrushes are perfect for kids since they clean teeth, but at the same time do not harm little gums.