Tricks for a Healthy Mouth After Halloween Treats

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Halloween is a magical and mischievous holiday. It gives kids a chance to express their uninhibited creativity in the form of fun costumes and it gives them a chance to fill their candy coffers in a way that only comes once a year. But with all that candy, how do you keep your kids’ teeth healthy?

Jordan Dentistry in Cummings, Georgia, has some helpful tips to keep the cavities away when your little one indulges their sweet tooth this October.

All Things in Moderation

Every kid we’ve ever known loves to eat sweets. There are thousands of types of sugary treats that can make their way into your child’s trick-or-treat basket this Halloween, but that doesn’t mean they should have free reign over the haunting haul. Setting up a daily limit for candy consumption is a great compromise that will keep your kids’ happy and their smile shining bright!

Dole it Out Early

If your kids had their way, they’d probably eat their Halloween candy for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. One of your jobs as a parent is to make sure they eat their candy responsibly, though! Consider setting a cutoff time in the evening to keep the sugar buzz from interfering with normal sleep times. You can also put a piece of two into their lunch before they go to school as a mid-day treat. Just try not to go overboard.

Don’t Forget to Brush

Whether you want to restrict the amount of candy your kid eats or let them go wild, it’s important to remember is that sugar eats away at tooth enamel. Make sure your kids brush their teeth after eating their candy allotment and be sure to schedule regular teeth cleanings with us a Jordan Dentistry!

For more information about regulating your child’s candy intake and how to keep their teeth in great shape during the Halloween season, give us a call today.

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