Post by: / October 21, 2013

Halloween and Your Teeth!

How to Maintain Healthy Teeth During and After Halloween

Halloween is just around the corner and that means candies, candies, and more candies. Halloween is an occasion children look forward to, not just because of the costumes but also treats that they receive. In fact, children consume more sweets at Halloween more than any other time of the year. As childhood diabetes is on the rise, parents should take care and monitor the amount of sweets that their children consume.

Here are six things that you can do to reduce the risk of you and your family developing cavities.

  1. Try to consistently monitor the amount of candies that your child eats. You should do this because children will eat their fill of candies and more if they are left to their own devises.

  2. Train your children not to snack in between meals. Snacking in between meals causes the acid to rise and fall from sugar metabolism in the mouth which is how caries multiply.

  3. If you give your child candies to eat, it’s better to give them milk chocolate, as it is much easier to come off the teeth than sticky candies.

  4. Avoid the consumption of sticky candies like jelly beans, toffee, fruit roll-ups and gummy bears.

  5. The best way to prevent your children from developing cavities is to have them eat candies after a meal and then floss and brush immediately after.

  6. If you are unable to brush your teeth because you are out, you can eat some fruit and it will assist in washing off the sugar off your teeth.

It’s easy to get carried away during Halloween with the temptation of all those candies. However, if you don’t want your family to be toothless by Christmas, you can implement and follow the tips listed above. Treasure your teeth, you only get one set.