Halloween: Candy and Oral Hygiene

The night is filled with many ghosts, goblins, and witches. For those who aren’t into the scary aspect of things, kittens, and beloved cartoon characters are some viable options. Of course I’m referring to Halloween, a time of year where it’s suitable to dress up as someone else and go door to door asking for something, and people aren’t bothered by it!


Luckily this year Halloween falls on a Saturday, which means that activities can go on all day and into the night. It also means that there is a good chance that the amount of candy that will be consumed will be greater than usual.


Here are some tips to ensure that your little trick or treaters will have a great night, but don’t end up scaring their dentist because of too much candy consumption:


Setting Limits

The amount of candy that a child can retrieve in a night can be limitless, but the amount that they are allowed to consume that night (and the following days) should definitely be controlled. Let them enjoy some of the fruits of their labour from the evening, and set limits for the rest.


Oral Care

Brushing, flossing and rinsing should definitely be a part of your child’s nighttime routine if it isn’t already, but even more so on Halloween night.


Collecting and eating candy is fun, but suffering the consequences of not keeping up with your dental hygiene after you eat some, is not.   Remember to be safe, and have fun!

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