Halloween is Almost Here!!
Halloween is a celebration of make-believe, pumpkins, autumns and most of all…candy. While kids wait all year long for this holiday for endless sugar, it can be a nightmare for parents. Candy usually contains sugar, which is the perfect environment for breeding bacteria that causes tooth decay.
Tips for Protecting Children’s Teeth at Halloween
- Examine your child’s candy before he/she begins to dig in to see if it meets your approval
- Avoid sticky candy such as taffy, gummy bears, caramel etc. Sticky candy adheres to the teeth and leads to tooth decay.
- Prior to Halloween visit your dentist to have sealants put into the child’s teeth grooves. This protects tooth enamel against corrosion caused by excess sugar.