Halloween Candy and Your Children’s Dental Health
While Halloween may be many children’s favorite holiday, it can be a nightmare for parents and dentists who are concerned with keeping their child’s teeth healthy and free from cavities. Fortunately, by following a few helpful tips, you can take action as a parent to promote healthy teeth while also letting your child take part in the festivities.
If you or someone you know has questions about how you can prevent cavities during the Halloween season, you need to speak with a skilled and experienced professional. For more information, contact the Austin dentists of BridgeView Dental today at 512-347-8299 and schedule an appointment.
Preventing Tooth Decay this Halloween
More than likely, your child will get a bag full of candy Halloween night. If you are worried about how this candy will affect his or her oral health, make sure to follow these tips for healthy teeth:
- Sort through the candy and check for super hard candy or candy that may stick to your child’s braces and throw it away.
- Talk about how much candy he or she can eat and set some boundaries, such as only allowing your child to eat candy once a day and only with a healthy snack or other meal.
- Only let your child chew sugar-free gum
- Make sure your child is brushing twice a day and flossing to remove any excess candy caught between his or her teeth
You should also make sure to feed your child a healthy meal before trick or treating to reduce the craving of snacking on large amounts of candy that night.
To learn more about promoting good oral health during Halloween or any other time, contact an Austin dentist of BridgeView Dental at 512-347-8299 today.