Sugar and oral health aren’t exactly on the best of terms, so it’s understandable if you’re wondering what Halloween will do to your child’s teeth.
Check out this short blog post to learn about the best and worst Halloween treats and how to protect your child’s smile.
Some of the worst Halloween candy your kids could eat are:
If you’re looking for tooth-friendly sweets, then you can opt for sugar-free candy, which often also tastes the same as the regular kind, or dried fruit without added sugar. Dark chocolate is also a great choice, especially thanks to its high cocoa concentration, but kids typically don’t like it because it’s bitter.
You can let your kids enjoy even the "bad" Halloween candy for one day without it meaning more cavities in the future. Still, these simple tips may help reduce the risks even further:
Monitoring your child’s sugar intake is crucial for any day of the year, not just Halloween. Your child’s risk for cavities increases if they routinely eat the "worst" candy and don’t clean their teeth.
Here are some other tips that can help you reduce the child’s risk for dental health issues:
If you need more support to help your child develop a healthy and happy smile, let Dr. Rene lend a hand with preventive pediatric treatments.
You can schedule your visit to Chula Vista Pediatric Dentistry online or call us at (619) 482-1210 to learn more about our services.