Celebrations are all around the corner! The spookiest month of the year, Halloween is here and the countdown has already begun. The festival is known for Halloween treats but you never know when these treats turn into a nightmare, thereby leading you to cavities. Our pediatric dentists suggests Halloween to be the right time to teach children good oral health habits. Listed below are some of the best tricks your child must follow for healthier teeth:
Choose Candies Carefully
The acidic sugar in sweet snacks often lead to cavities. The best that can be done is sorting out the candies that are most sticky to swallow or dissolve. They not only cling to the teeth but also create an acidic environment for an extended period of time.
Drink Water in Excess
Drinking fluoridated water prevents tooth decay. Choose the one. Also try to minimize sugary beverages throughout the day which include soda, sports drinks and flavored water. The risk of tooth decay is automatically increased once the teeth are exposed to sugary beverages.
When trying to limit the chances of cavities, it is not only about what you eat, but when you eat that also matters. When you want to eat your Halloween candy, try to eat it with a meal. You can also have it shortly after having a meal. The secretion of saliva increases during meals and it eliminates all the harmful acid that tends to build up into a plaque. It is also good to monitor how much candy your child eats to limit the consumption.
Schedule Your Visit
Schedule your cleaning and checkup with us so that we can catch potential problems early and prevent them from getting worse. Have a safe and Happy Halloween. Please call us for any of your family’s dental needs. To know more about how we can help you, schedule an appointment with us today.