Sweets for Baby’s Diwali

I love Sweets - two-teeth grin of a baby

Diwali, the festival of lights, is around the corner. Amid the hustle and bustle of shopping frenzy, many people also gather around the locality’s popular sweet shops. The Peda, Gulab Jamun and many lip-smacking sweets do add flavour to the celebrations. Now, who would want to refuse a bite or two of these all-time favourite goodies?

However, with parents becoming more conscious of what their children eat, moderation is the order of the day. Believe it or not, sweets are more than mere delight!

Ghee sweets for baby?

Many dentists state that sweets  he sweets are ‘sticky’ or contain excessive Ghee not be the best for children, especially little babies.  Interestingly, even the more milky ones like Kheer or Payasam must also be consumed in small quantities. Although these  do not stick to the tooth, they could cause dental caries as well.

Taking care of the baby teeth

It is found that your teeth are ideal spots for sugar bugs. Regular dental check-ups for your baby could help curb any issues pertaining to their little teeth.  The Diwali holidays are ideal for parents who wish to take their child to the dentist.

An amazing fact

Did you know that if your baby’s first tooth was found to have erupted rather late, the chances of he or she is affecting by dental caries is less?

Things to remember

  1. Parents' should brush their baby's teeth after she eats substance. Remember, it's not the number of sweets but the frequency of its consumption that results in dental caries.
  2. Visit a pediodontist. Gather as much information about your child’s dental ailments. Plan his or her dessert diet accordingly.

Here’s wishing you a Happy and Safe Diwali!


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Dr. Deepesh Prajapathi, is Asst. Professor & Pediatric Dentist, NIMS Dental College & Hospital, Jaipur, Rajasthan. He completed his MDS in Paedodontics And Preventive Dentistry from Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Mangalore, 2013 BDS - BHARATI VIDYAPEETH'S DENTAL COLLEGE &HOSPITAL PUNE, 2009


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