Happy Halloween – Don’t Forget to Brush and Floss!

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Halloween candy tipsOlympia Hills Family Dental wishes everyone a Happy Halloween!

Here are some tips to treat your family to a fun Halloween without letting the candy play tricks on your child’s teeth!

  1. Feed your little goblins before taking them out into the night. Starting the night with a full tummy will help decrease the begging for goodies along the way.
  2. Save the candy as a special treat for after meals. Eating increases the flow of saliva in our mouths. This extra saliva helps wash away the sugar that candy leaves in the mouth.
  3. Drink water with the candy. Water helps wash away the sugar before it sets up home in the mouth. Stay away from sugary drinks that can cause even more harm to the teeth.
  4. Brushing and flossing after eating sweets is always the best idea. If brushing and flossing aren’t possible, then chew some sugar-free gum.

Hope these tips help your family have a spooktacular Halloween!