Many children’s favorite holiday is Halloween because they get to dress up as their favorite characters and eat a lot of candy that they collected while trick-or-treating with friends and family. With all of this additional sugar, you might be wondering how you can keep your child’s teeth healthy after Halloween passes. For this reason, we have provided some tips below for you to follow.
Brushing and Flossing
Your child should be brushing and flossing every day, but it will help if your child brushes their teeth right after eating some of their Halloween candy. By doing this, the sugar is unable to stay stuck on your child’s teeth. You can also monitor how much candy they are eating at once, so you know when they need to brush their teeth.
Avoid Hard Candy
Children can easily crack or chip a tooth when they are trying to eat hard candy. Sometimes they try to chew it before they should which causes damage to their teeth. Depending on how old your little one is, they should avoid hard candy or you can keep an eye on them when they are eating hard candy.
Call a kids’ dentist in St. Johns County by dialing (904) 264-KIDS if you would like additional tips.