Halloween is a particularly exciting time for children. It is a dream come true to get a seemingly endless supply of candy. As parents, you know that this holiday exposes your children to sugars and the possibility of developing tooth decay and cavities.
Use Halloween as an opportunity to teach children about consuming sweets in moderation and general good dental and oral health habits. Here are some great Halloween dentist tips to help.
Teach your children importance of moderation.
Ensure that your children understand that candy and sweets can be enjoyable as long as it is in moderation. Also, emphasize the importance of brushing and flossing their teeth after each meal or indulgence in sweets.
Establish “candy time” and introduce a teeth brushing timetable
Set ground rules that define when and how much candy can be consumed. If you give your children an approved window when they can eat candy, consider doing so after mealtime. While they’re eating their meal, they produce saliva. This saliva can contribute to less candy sticking to teeth and slightly neutralizing acidity. It will also make it easier for children to know when to brush. Their timetable will be mealtime, treat, brush. Very easy.
Schedule regular dentist check-ups
Visiting the dentist on a regular basis is important. Regular checkups can keep your teeth clean and also identify issues before they develop into problems.