Protect Your Kids’ Teeth from Sweets This Halloween
Halloween is the most exciting fall holiday for most children in the United States. There are parades, festivals, costumes, and more importantly, candy. All those sweet treats taste good, but they can wreak havoc on wee-one’s teeth. What can you do this season to protect your kids’ mouth from monstrous amounts of sugary candy?
Hand Out Sugar-Free Goodies
Help the neighborhood kids manage cavities by switching to sugar-free goodies or small gifts. Sugar-free isn’t a completely healthy solution, but it can help with saliva production, which neutralizes acid and lowers the mouth’s pH balance. Non-edible gifts like small toys, crayons, or Halloween jewelry are also a fun choice that won’t cause cavities.
Avoid Sticky or Chewy Treats
Anything that is sticky or chewy can cause tooth damage. Small particles can end up wedged in-between teeth in areas that are difficult to reach with regular brushing.
Enjoy Halloween in Moderation
Moderation is important for kids on Halloween. Portion candy so you know your little one isn’t eating an overabundance of sugar after the holiday. You can also try setting a house limit on Trick or Treat night to manage the amount of candy your child receives.
Maintain a Regular Oral Care Schedule
A regular oral care schedule is more important than ever around the Halloween season. Make sure your child is brushing at least two times each day. Three times is even better. One brushing session should be before bed after your little one has eaten their candy for the day.
Schedule a Dentist Appointment
Keep up with your child’s oral care by making regular dentist appointments. Scheduling one during or right after the Halloween season is a good way to catch cavities early. Contact Goldstein Dental Group to schedule an appointment and learn more about preventing cavities.