Don’t look now, but here comes the candy! Just in time, our sponsors at Just for Kids Dentistry have some great tips to help!
Take the fright out of holiday candy with these oral care tips.
• Save treats like candy, cookies and pies for after mealtime.
• Dairy acts as a buffer to the acids produced by oral bacteria, decreasing the possibility of tooth decay. So consider serving your children milk or cheese with holiday candies and treats.
• Hard candy can get stuck between kids’ teeth, which can cause cavities. Flossing can help remove the candy particles. Try flossers adorned with your child’s favorite character to help make flossing fun.
• To help pace the amount of candy your child is consuming around holidays like Halloween , store excess candy in a sealed container and establish set times when your child can have a treat.
• Encourage children to drink more water to help prevent tooth decay. If you choose bottled water, check the label for fluoride content. According to the American Dental Association, fluoridated water can reduce the number of cavities
children get in their baby teeth.
Of course, another option is to get it out of the house! If you can convince the kids to part with it, here’s a list of South Sound area candy buy back locations.
If this post reminded you that you’ve been meaning to schedule a dental visit, Dr.Sakai is accepting new patients. I’ve heard nothing but rave reviews from readers about the Just for Kids team.
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