Part of Halloween’s festivities that all kids in your neighborhood are looking forward to is trick or treating where they knock on their neighbor’s doors to ask for candies. They sport their favorite Halloween costumes and wear makeup to look like wolves, vampires, and ghosts while they giddily collect sweet treats. As parents, you have to be responsible for their dental health. Take them to a family dentist South Florida before Halloween to keep their teeth cavity-free.
The problem with candies is they are loaded with sugar. Remember, bacteria feed on sugar. So, when your children consume candies and don’t brush their teeth, bacteria will linger on their teeth and feed on the sugar from the candies. They will then grow and multiply and turn into plaque. When plaque is not removed it will erode your enamel leading to cavities.
Although parents allow their children to eat candies during Halloween they should give them specific instructions to brush their teeth after consuming sweet candies to prevent bacterial growth and cavity formation. Make sure to tell your children to brush and floss their teeth regularly.
To give you peace of mind, we suggest you schedule an appointment with a family dentist. The majority of parents take their children to a family dentist to check the condition of their teeth and gums and to see if they have cavities. These children will undergo professional teeth cleaning to remove plaque and tartar and to prevent the development of tooth decay.
Halloween is an exciting time for children but while they are enjoying their sweet treats make sure you are alert in protecting their dental health by taking them to a family dentist South Florida. At TLC Dental & Orthodontics, we are committed to enhancing the quality of life while restoring self-assurance, rebuilding confident smiles, and encouraging both dental and medical wellness. Call us today for an appointment.