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Eat Girl Scout Cookies, But Brush Your Teeth

February can feel a little bit like Christmas. Not because of the weather, but because a lot of us get packages that come in various colored boxes: red, yellow, green, purple. Girl Scout Cookies are here and now we face the great test of our New Year’s Resolutions: dieting and healthy eating.

At Signature Smiles, we understand the temptation of indulging in these delicious treats. We bought our fair share of Girl Scout Cookies here at our Garden Oaks/Heights dental office. Of course, our scores of boxes purchases pale in comparison to the total amount of approximately 200 million sold every year; but we know every box counts to help out with the local troops. We also know that cookies don’t help in the fight against tooth decay.

PROTECT YOUR TEETH FROM THE SUGARS

If you’ve bought a box or two (or three or four or 10) of Girl Scout Cookies, then good for you; but remember that you should keep an eye out for the health of your teeth as well. These cookies, whether Shortbread, Caramel DeLites, Lemonades, or the most famous of them all, Thin Mints, have plenty of sugar content in them and should be brushed out, or at least rinsed out with water to ensure granules of cookies, or caramel, or chocolate do not get stuck in the teeth.

PROTECT KIDS TEETH FROM COOKIE OVERLOAD

Our Houston pediatric dentists know the results of children eating cookies too often and how those can affect their teeth. Kids love cookies and anything else that is sweet, so make sure they are focusing on keeping their teeth clean while enjoying a healthy dose of Girl Scout Cookies.

Remind your kids to make sure they brush twice daily and floss at least once per day. Once those Girl Scout Cookies are polished off, be sure to schedule your bi-annual appointment for a good dental cleanings.

To schedule your dental cleaning or other dental procedure, contact our Houston dental office in the Garden Oaks/Heights area or The Woodlands/Conroe area. We look forward to providing with the best dental service. Until then, enjoy those cookies and keep brushing.

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