Trick or Treat is over…and your house probably has more candy in it than it normally does. Follow these easy tips to minimize the damage done by eating sticky sweets.
Sort through your child’s candy with them. Avoid sticky candy such as caramel, gummy bears, taffy, and fruit roll ups. These types of candy stick to the the hard to reach surfaces of the teeth and can cause decay.
Have your child eat their candy right after a meal. When we eat a meal, the salvia in our mouth increases. If you eat your candy right after a meal, the saliva in your mouth is already at work, reducing the decay causing acid in your mouth.
Brush after eating a meal, or enjoying a Halloween treat. If you can’t brush your teeth, rinse your mouth out. This helps wash away the acid formed by the sugary snacks.
Consider having your children’s teeth sealed. Dental Sealants help guard against decay that can form in the crevices of the biting surfaces of your molars. The procedure is easy, with no discomfort and takes only a few minutes for each tooth.
Eliminating Sweets from your child’s diet completely is difficult. But following these simple steps can help limit the potential problems sweets can cause for your child’s teeth!