From school and camp to the dentist, kids learn about dental health in many places. Why not continue their education at home by making teeth-shaped cookies or apple smile treats? All you need is basic sugar cookie ingredients, a tooth-shaped cookie cutter, apples, peanut butter and marshmallows – and don't forget the extra smiles!
Celebrating a first lost tooth or just looking for new activities? Get cooking! When you bake with your kids, not only will you have a blast – you can also quiz them on teeth-health facts with simple questions such as:
- How often should teeth be brushed?
- What happens if you don’t brush your teeth?
- What is flossing, and why is it important?
Although we don't want kids eating sweets regularly, a cookie now and then is okay for a special treat. For something less sugary, try the apple smile snacks. Remember: if you make sugar cookies, make sure to brush afterwards.