Halloween is just around the corner, which means that your children will be celebrating the spooky holiday at school and at their friend’s house. You may even have started early and snuck a few pumpkin shaped cookies into their lunch as a ghostly surprise. This is a fun time for you and your little one, and it’s important to ensure that they’re maintaining proper dental hygiene during the entirety of the season.
Candy, Treats, and Little Teeth
Halloween is associated with candy. The idea of “Trick or Treating” literally results in your child obtained a large bag full of sugar coated sweets that they will save for the next couple of weeks (or even longer). During the school day, their teachers will play seasonal games involving treats and other incentives. It’s important to follow these steps to ensure that your child won’t run the risk of developing any cavities.
Make Sure Your Child Brushes
Brushing before bed is always important, but perhaps doubly so during the holiday season. You can ensure that your child brushes properly by brushing your teeth alongside him/her.
Limit the Amount of Candy
While it’s important for our children to have fun, it’s also important to regulate their candy intake as best as you can. While at school, it’s less possible for you to control their eating habits, but at home, you can have more of an impact.
Teach them the Importance of Hygiene
The holiday season is the perfect time for you to sit down with your child and take with them about the importance of oral hygiene. Halloween is a fun time that should be enjoyed, but if they neglect their teeth, then the season could be a lot scarier than it already is.
Call Catonsville Dental Care For a Halloween Cleaning
Catonsville Dental Care provides high-quality dental services to Catonsville, MD, and the surrounding areas. If you’re concerned about your gum health, or any other dental issues, we will be happy to provide you with the service and care that all of our patients have come to expect. We offer dental cleanings, implants, Invisalign, and other dental services as well as routine dental care and corrective treatments. With years of experience and countless testimonials, we’re your one-stop offices for all of your dental needs!