Happy Halloween, but all the candy that comes with it is a Children’s Dentist in San Diego nightmare… or job security!? It is truly a happy day when at the end of an appointment, we tell our patient, “Yay! NO CAVITIES!” San Diego CA Halloween candy can frighten us a little, especially when it comes to preventing “sugar bugs” in our little patients’ teeth!
Trick-or-Treating is supposed to be fun for the kids. Dressing up in costumes and going door-to-door yelling out “Trick or Treat!” is anticipated all month long. However, here are a few tips to keep it fun, but also keep it teeth friendly.
Let your child pick out a few of their very favorite piece of candy to eat, BUT… while they’re asleep on Halloween night, switch out the rest of their bag of treats with a special toy they want instead!
Sticky and stay on the teeth candies such as suckers, Starbursts, Skittles, caramels, Jolly Ranchers, Laffy Taffy and such are the worse. Candies that aren’t as sticky, including chocolate and licorice are still are not good, but their better than the others.
Be in charge of your child’s candy. Use it as an after-meal special treat (like dessert) verses letting your child munch on their candy all day long.
San Diego CA Halloweens can be exciting but Children’s Dentist in San Diego still wants to try and keep those choppers healthy. Parents should make sure the children brush their teeth after each meal and schedule a check up with Children’s Dentistry of San Diego at (858) 536-1111.