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Tooth-Friendly Christmas Treats

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Christmas is a time of joy and celebration, and many of us mark it by indulging in a whole range of sweet and tasty treats. The festive season may be great news for your taste buds… but it’s not always so great for your dental health.

Though we’re certainly not suggesting that you skip sugary treats altogether, we will suggest that you spare a thought for the health of your teeth!

If you’d like to enjoy the festive season in moderation this year, there are some excellent recipes available for low-sugar Christmas treats. 

We’ve rounded up some of them here.

Banana Snowmen

Though fruit does still contain sugar, it’s definitely a more tooth-friendly option than chocolate or sweets. These simple banana snowmen are easy to create and would be a great party pleaser, especially for children. 

Red Velvet Beetroot Cupcakes

Not only does the added beetroot in these cupcakes create a gorgeously festive colour, it’s also naturally sweet so the amount of sugar in the recipe can be reduced without affecting the taste. 

Strawberry Santas

Here’s another fruity treat guaranteed to go down famously with younger guests. These strawberry santas will take a bit of time to get together, but they’ll look fantastic on the food table!

Low Sugar Christmas Biscuits

Spiced biscuits in Christmas shapes have long been a festive family favourite. There’s no reason why you can’t enjoy these with your family, especially if you use a low-sugar recipe.

Strawberry and Banana Candy Cane

This treat is easy to create, delicious to eat and a lot healthier than the original. They also look really effective and delightfully festive.

Spiced Clementine Smoothie

For a traditional Christmas taste in a non-traditional format, try these spiced clementine smoothies. We think you’ll love the rich colour and the festive flavours.

Once the Christmas season comes to a close, you may want to start the new year with a dental check up. Why not get in touch with our expert dental team at Cross Deep Twickenham to book an appointment?