Candy, NOT so Dandy for your teeth this Halloween | October

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While Halloween is one of the most exciting holidays of the year for most kids, dentists around the world are struggling to find a healthy balance for those who overdo it on the candy. As this time of year is approaching faster than we can even say goodbye to the summer season, follow some of these tips this Halloween to help your dentist out.

  • Give out healthier candy. I know no one wants to be the house that gives out the boring treats, but you don’t necessarily have to associate healthy with boring. Avoid giving out candies that are sour and high in acidity levels. Even giving out a chocolate bar could prove to be healthier.
  • Safety Check. If you’re a parent, try helping your child sort through their candy and eliminate anything that could potentially be dangerous, or pose a large threat to your child’s oral health.
  • Moderation. Moderate your child’s candy, or even your own candy. Try not to go overboard on one night, no matter how much that last lollipop is calling your name.
  • Brush, brush, brush. Always remember to brush your teeth after consuming all of that candy! It is vital that you keep your teeth healthy, especially throughout the fall and winter seasons, as it doesn’t get any easier when you’re faced with the trials of holiday sweets!

For more tips and suggestions on how to improve your oral health call Dr. Susan Sheets in San Pedro, CA at 310-832-2657 or visit www.drsusansheets.com. New patients, friends, and families are always welcome to consult with our staff of professionals so call today.

Dr. Susan Sheets proudly accepts patients from San Pedro, Rancho Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes Estates, Harbor City, Wilmington, Long Beach, and surrounding areas.

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