How To Keep Your Teeth Healthy During Halloween

Richview Family Dentistry Wants To Help Your Child Maintain Healthy Hygiene Habits During The Halloween Season

Halloween is just around the corner, which means your kiddos will soon be busy building their stockpile with the bags full of free candy they’ll get from their hard work trick-or-treating. Although your kids might fall victim to those sweet treats, adults are at risk too! Dr. Wall and Dr. Sherrill want to help you keep your kid’s mouth and your mouth healthy during Halloween. Don’t get spooked at your next appointment, use these tips to help keep you smiling.

Timing is everything

Candy is hard to resist, especially during the Halloween season, so it’s best to eat candy and other sugary foods with meals. According to the ADA, saliva production increases during meals and will help cancel out acids produced by bacteria in your mouth, and it will help rinse away food particles.

Things to avoid

  • Snacking on candy throughout the day
  • Sticky treats
  • Sugary beverages
  • Hard candies

What can help

Drinking lots of water, brushing and flossing regularly and maintaining a healthy diet are all great ways to combat the effects of overindulgence in the Halloween candy bag. Another great way for parents to keep an eye on their children’s intake is to monitor their candy. Keep it hidden in a safe place and reward them with pieces after good behavior!

It’s important to monitor your child’s dental hygiene habits to help them establish a foundation of healthy practices. Brushing, flossing and regular check-ups are all part of a healthy smile! If you are unsure of kid-friendly and age-appropriate dental hygiene practices, Dr. Wall and Dr. Sherrill can help!

Contact Richview Family Dentistry at 931.647.2243 and schedule your appointment and your child’s next appointment today! Regular visits to your dentist can help prevent problems from occurring and catch those that do occur early when they are easy to “treat.”