The Fall Season means that it’s time for your little ones to dress up like ghouls, ghosts, monsters, and princesses and go trick-or-treating. This time of year is so fun for your little ghoulies, but it can also be hazardous for their (and your) dental health. Read on for some tips on navigating the Fall Season without developing tooth decay.
Sort the Loot
If your children go trick-or-treating this year, you may want to sort their loot. Some candies are especially bad for the teeth, so removing those types of candy could be wise. Hard candies, sticky candies, and sour candies can do more damage to the teeth than other types of candies. Hard candies and sticky candies linger in the mouth, giving sugars more time to harm the teeth. Sour candies can weaken the tooth enamel because they are very acidic.
Set Candy Limits
It may come as a surprise to you that when you and your child eat candy is crucial. Avoid grazing on candy throughout the day or snacking on it while watching a movie. Setting a specific time to eat candy can be very helpful. Right after a meal is a good time to eat candy because the saliva your mouth produces during a meal can help rinse away sugar and bits of candy. This reduces the risk of cavities.
We welcome you to contact Condie & Tuft Family Dentistry at 801-489-7364 today to learn more and to schedule a visit with our dentists in Springville, Utah, Drs. Condie and Tuft.