Halloween is becoming more popular every year, especially among children who get to dress up, carve pumpkins and enjoy haunted houses and hayrides. Of course, it’s also a holiday replete with tempting treats. Kids consume an average of 7,000 calories, or three cups of sugar, according to The Economic Times.
Our friendly family dentist at The Gentle Dentist wants parents to know that there are strategies for letting your children enjoy the festivities while protecting them from tooth decay in the aftermath.
Here are some tips that are appropriate at this time of year and beyond, provided by the American Dental Association.
Halloween is a good time to double down on your oral hygiene routine. Brush at least twice a day, for two minutes each time, using a fluoride toothpaste, and floss at least once a day.
Our entire staff at The Gentle Dentist wishes you and your family a safe and healthy Halloween. If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please contact us today!
By The Gentle Dentist
October 30, 2023