October is here! Parents must be busy helping kids pick out their Halloween costumes and getting them ready for the big night. We love trick or treating, but we also know that a sudden influx of candy means a higher risk of tooth decay for kids. Fortunately, we have a few tips that will help protect your child’s teeth this Halloween:

Offer candy alternatives:

You can forgo candy in favor of stickers, temporary tattoos, or inexpensive party favors, like spider rings or little plastic skeletons. Kids still enjoy treats on Halloween night, but they will like these other things, too!

Limit how many sweets your child eats per day:

Instead of several treats, limit to one or two per day. You can also have them eat their candy as a post-dinner treat and wash them down with a glass of water, which helps limit the dangers posed by sugary sweets.

Brushing and flossing is a must:

Brushing and flossing is a must, especially after these sugary treats. Be sure your child is brushing for at least two minutes and flossing right after, preferably 3x a day during periods of high sugar consumption.

Do You Have Questions About Tooth Decay Prevention?

Our team wants to help you and your family stay cavity-free. To find out more, schedule a visit by calling DaVinci Dentistry in Southlake, TX today at 817-251-9333 or requesting an appointment online.