Halloween can be wonderful fun for children but it’s often the scariest time of the year for dentists! Your ghoulish ghosts and fairy princesses will arrive home with a bag full of sweet and sticky treats. This new-found cache of candy can mean trouble for teeth and is particularly bad for braces.
Make sure your kids brush their teeth immediately after eating so all that sugar doesn’t lead to decay. If it’s sticky, chewy, hard, or crunchy, it’s a treat any child with braces should avoid. If you are celebrating Halloween at home with your own party, try to balance out the sweets with some other treats that aren’t so sugary. Bobbing for apples is fun and unbuttered popcorn is another good snack idea. Dr. Freund and his staff are here to help fight cavaities and damage caused by these sweet treats. Make sure your kids are getting their teeth cleaned each year and if they have not now is a great time to call our office to schedule an appointment.