Halloween is less than a month away, and you may be seeing decorations in your neighborhood, and plenty of candy on local grocery store shelves. While Halloween can be great fun for families, it does pose a potential problem for teeth. After all, there are few periods in the year as sweets-saturated, and that spike in sugar can lead to trouble with cavities. What can you do to make sure your family is not affected by this issue? One thing you should do is focus on making sure everyone is taking care to brush and floss carefully. You can also make sure your kids have their next dental checkups scheduled. Your Shrewsbury, MA dentist’s office is ready to help kids keep their teeth safe, and they can let you know if any problems need to be addressed.
Making A Plan To Restrict Your Child’s Consumption Of Halloween Candy
Once your kids come home with bags of candy from trick-or-treating, they can be eager to enjoy the spoils of their night out. If you try to address restrictions on their candy intake at the last minute, they may be prone to fighting your instructions. By setting out a plan in advance – or creating an incentive for them to hand over candy for a different prize – you can avoid flaring tempers among kids eager to enjoy as much candy as possible.
Are YOUR Teeth Safe From Halloween Candy?
Your kids may not be the only ones with a weakness for sugary treats. You may want to think about your own oral health habits around Halloween. A professional dental cleaning at your next exam can remove food particles, plaque, and tartar buildup on your teeth. Professional care, along with smart care at home, can be key to avoiding troubles. Of course, you should also be mindful of your candy consumption if you want to maintain good oral health.
Modern Dentistry Of Shrewsbury Can Help You Stay Free Of Cavities
At Modern Dentistry of Shrewsbury, you can count on quality care during your visits, and you can count on expert support for your kids. Contact us to schedule an appointment with Dr. Pizzi, Dr. Mehdi, and colleagues by reaching our office at (508) 842-8838. Located in Shrewsbury, MA, we are proud to welcome patients from Worcester, North and South Grafton, Westborough, Southborough, Northborough, Boylston, Hopkinton, Millbury, and all other nearby communities.