Getting Ready for Halloween

If your kids are like mine, they are getting excited for Halloween.  Wearing costumes, carving pumpkins, school parties and of course, trick-or-treating are all just around the corner.  And we all know what that means . . . CANDY!  And lots of it.

Buts let’s all be careful how quickly we get ready for the ghosts and goblins to arrive.  Buying Halloween candy early will only lead to snacking on treats all month long.  Prolonged and repetitive exposure to sticky candy and sugar is bad for you and your teeth.  Avoid the candy aisle until only a few days before Halloween and escape the temptation.

Also, avoid candies that are sticky or take a long time to eat, such as caramels, gummy treats, suckers or hard candy.  These types of treats expose the teeth to sugar for longer periods of time and will be more damaging.  Sugar-free candies, dark chocolates, and other treats that don’t stick to the teeth are better choices.

In addition, always remember to brush and floss after eating candy and to drink plenty of water.  If you have any questions or if one of your child’s Halloween candies comes back to bite you, call our office at (937) 434-8870.

Dr. Almoney

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