Halloween is right around the corner which means trick-or-treating for kids who by now must be all excited about the sweet treats they would be getting this time of the year. Halloween fun doesn’t have to wreak havoc on your children’s teeth. Practicing basic dental hygiene of brushing and flossing
Without a doubt, your kid’s loot bag will be filled with too much Halloween candy that is not good for single consumption. If you let them be, they may try to eat as much candy as they can all at once so be on top of the situation so you can control their sugar intake. Ration the candies out over the following weeks by giving them a few pieces for school lunch or after school every day or on alternate days.
Another great idea is to suggest they keep half of the treats and then donate half to less fortunate children. You can also reduce the amount of Halloween candies your children and other children will be getting by choosing to give them other kinds of treats. For instance, choose sugar free gum and lollipops instead of the usual candies.
Other fun alternatives to Halloween candies are Halloween-themed merchandise such as stickers, sunglasses and pencils. Kids will also sure to love temporary tattoos and bubble makers. The idea is to give them something they will enjoy in keeping with the Halloween tradition but will not be bad for their teeth.
To keep your children’s dental health in good condition this Halloween and the entire year, make sure they brush their teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste. Daily flossing is also important. In addition, substitute sugary snacks with nutritious snacks as much as possible and bring them to your dentists Houston TX regularly every 6 months for check-ups and cleaning.