Did you know that May 1st was National Chocolate Parfait Day?! Just found that out, as I was getting ready to post this week’s guest blog post! But this is no ordinary chocolate parfait recipe that I’m about to share. Why, you ask? Because it was submitted by our very own children’s dental office! 😉
We’ve been going to Little Smiles Dentistry for years, and have know JoAnn for a while. Was excited when she said she’d come model for me. Was thrilled when she said she’d have a new recipe for me!!!
“From the Desk of a Pediatric Dental Hygienist …
Everyone knows the “drill” for caring for your kiddos teeth…
- Bruch twice a day, for two minutes each time.
- Floss once a day.
- Use a fluoride mouthrinse at bedtime.
- Visit the dentist regularly.
BUT we must not forget how much diet plays a role in the health of their teeth. Does your little one have a sweet tooth? Sugary treats lead to tooth decay, so how can we enjoy sweets without causing tooth decay? Below is a KID APPROVED low sugar dessert recipe that will satisfy!
Low Sugar Chocolate Parafait
1 Can Sugar Free Cool Whip
1 Large Box Sugar Free Chocolate Pudding (use low fat milk)
Bananas and/or Strawberries
Optional: Chocolate Graham Cracker Crumbles
- Begin by following directions on pudding package.
- Layer ½ cup pudding, fruit of choice, graham cracker crumbs (if using), repeat once more and top with 2 tbsp of whipped topping.
- Enjoy this quick and easy dessert!
Here’s the science behind the process of tooth decay.
The bacteria on the teeth feed off the sugar and produce an acid that slowly dissolves the tooth’s outer layer; enamel. Enamel is the part of the tooth that is visible when you look in the mouth. It is considered to be the hardest substance in the body and it’s primary purpose is to protect your teeth from damage! However, the more sugar that is consumed throughout the day, the higher the risk of developing tooth decay.
Here at the dentist, we know kids will be kids. And, we as parents have to remember, everything in moderation! It’s all a balancing act. Happy smiles is what’s important! Until next time…
JoAnn Schroeder, RDH at Little Smiles Dentistry”
GUEST POST BY JOANN SCHROEDER (Proud mom, Boerne-ite, defender of teeth.)
My picture of JoAnn modeling our THANK YOU post card 🙂 ——————->