Halloween is just around the corner and I'd like some tips to minimize the sugar damage to my children's teeth.
There are a few things you can do to help your children's teeth through the rough time of Halloween!
*Avoid sticky candy and hard candy that stays in the mouth a long time. The length of time a sugary food is in your mouth can increase the chance for decay.
*Eat candy with meals or shortly after. This way your kids fill up on healthy foods first and are less likely to eat a large amount of candy.
*Chewing a sugarless gum after eating candy can increase saliva flow to help wash away sugar.
*Rinse with water after eating candy to help wash away the sugar.
*Finally, many dentists offer 'Candy Buy-Backs' with healthy incentives for kids to bring in some or all of their Halloween Candy!
If you have more questions about your children's dental health be sure and contact your dentist!