Halloween is almost here and although it is a favorite holiday for most children, it can be a time when our teeth need extra attention. Here are some tips on how to keep your teeth healthy during this candy-coated holiday.
Avoid Certain Candies
Certain candies can stay in your mouth for long periods of time and this can increase the risk for tooth decay. Avoid sticky candies that can stay stuck on your teeth for long periods of time.
Drinking water with fluoride can help prevent tooth decay.
Avoid Sugary Beverages
When teeth become in contact with sugary beverages such as soda and sports drinks, the risk of tooth decay increases. Try to avoid these.
Brush and Floss Daily
Brush twice a day and floss at least once a day. Sugary candy can get stuck between the teeth so it is important that you take care of your teeth regularly.
Limit The Amount of Treats
Don’t allow your children to have unlimited amounts of candy. Limit the amount that they consume daily and this can help limit the contact of sugar with the teeth.
Halloween can be a child’s dream, but can be a parents’ nightmare. Instead of depriving them of Halloween treats, use this time as an opportunity to teach your kids about good oral habits.