An Easter Basket Sealed With A… Toothbrush?

Inside Garden City is happy to introduce our newest contributor: Dr Dominique Lizzio, DDS. Dr Lizzio practices and resides in Garden City with her family. She will be educating and informing us on all things dentistry and will be happy to take questions from our readers. Without further ado…


Making An Easter Basket That Your Kids And Tooth Fairy Will Love


Ok parents! Another holiday is upon us where candy and sweet treats supersede all else – EASTER!!! 

As a mom and a dentist, I have had to come up with some pretty creative ideas to keep the kids excited to see what the bunny left for them on Easter morning, while still keeping to my oath of promoting good healthy habits. Thought I would share some. Here you go…

Hard boiled eggs- those beautifully decorated eggs are not just for hiding under the dining room table. What better surprise that a genuine egg decorated from the Easter bunny himself?

Annie’s Cheddar Bunnies- my kids love Goldfish crackers. Well, their bunny shaped cousin are made with real cheese. Healthy and perfect for Easter!

Clementines – Sweet, healthy and small enough make a beautiful orange splash of color in the Easter basket.

Plastic eggs filled with dried fruit or nuts. If you don’t need to worry about allergies, this is the perfect surprise made by Mother Nature (a close friend of EB) herself.

Easter basket treats don’t need to always be edible. I always include a copy the latest DVD or video game. Legos, stickers, temporary tattoos, bracelets, lip gloss, nail polish, silly putty and match box cars are also sure to get your little ones excited.

Trust me when I tell you, warmer weather will soon be here. Add some things they can use on the perfect spring days ahead… bubbles, sidewalk chalk, bouncy balls, a jump rope and one of my favorites- packs of seeds to help them create their own little garden.

Now don’t get me wrong… the thought of an Easter basket with out some jelly beans or a chocolate bunny would be, well… sacrilegious. That’s why a new toothbrush and some floss would also be a great addition!

HAVE A HAPPY AND HEALTHY EASTER EVERYONE!


Dr. Lizzio’s office is located at 901 Stewart Ave., GC. 516-747-2400. You can visit her Facebook page by clicking here and the office website by clicking here. If you have a question, please email it to insidegardencity@gmail.com

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