St Johns County Pediatric Dentist

How to Keep Your Child Safe This Halloween

As Halloween approaches, you are probably swamped with finding the perfect costume for your little one and carving pumpkins with the family. However, we know you want to keep your children safe while they are having fun, so we have provided you with a couple of tips below.

Go With Them Trick-or-Treating

The best way to keep your little one safe as they walk from house to house gathering candy is to go with them. You can keep an eye on your child while watching the excitement in their eyes when they receive their favorite pieces of candy.

Inspect Candy

Before letting your child eat any candy they collected throughout the night, you should inspect it to make sure nothing is already opened or doesn’t look right.

Brush Teeth After Eating Candy

With the additional sugar your child is consuming, they should be brushing their teeth at least twice a day. We recommend your child should floss at least once a day to remove anything trapped in between their teeth. You don’t want your child to get any cavities after eating all of their Halloween candy.

Connect with St. Johns County pediatric dentist by calling (904) 264-KIDS right now and ask for additional tips.