Four Teeth Friendly Tips for Halloween:
Tip 1: Before your child goes out for a night of trick-or-treating, a healthy dinner will help suppress your children’s overwhelming urge to eat all the Halloween candy they collect.
Tip 2: Consider going through the candy with your child. Hard, chewy or extra sweet candy tends to be the most harmful on teeth. Separate those out for healthier/tooth friendly treats.
Tip3: Set limits on when and how much candy can be consumed. Perhaps having one to two sweets as an after dinner treat?
Tip 4: Be sure to brush teeth after candy consumption. If brushing is not an accessible option, drink milk or water to help wash away sugar and food particles from teeth.
If you want to get rid of some of the candy you collect, why not donate it to a good cause like Operation Breakthrough? Foster Dental Care will be buying back all your new, wrapped candy for $1 per pound on November 1st from 4-7pm. Operation Gratitude will put the candy in their care packages that they send to our troops over the holidays. Feel free to include a card or a thank you letter to our troops. Come out and join us!