Healthy Halloween Tips – Brampton Dentists

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  • When sorting through their candy, get your child to trade in their problematic treats for stickers or other little toys.
  • Eating sweets is fine when done in moderation. Keep candy in a sealed container and establish times when your child can have a treat. Immediately after meals is a good time, as there is a better flow of saliva to help wash away foods and to dilute sugar.
  • Brush and floss after snacking. If your child doesn’t have access to a toothbrush while at school or a friend’s house, give them sugarless gum to help get their saliva flowing.
  • Alternate some healthy snacks, such as vegetables, fruits, yogurts and cheeses, with Halloween treats.
  • Be sure to stick to a good oral health routine – brush and floss daily and see your dentist regularly.

Treats, Not Tricks!

Better choices:

  • Treats that are sugarless or low in sugar, not hard and easily brushed away after they are eaten.
  • Sugarless gum, peanuts, sunflower seeds, popcorn or sugarless lollipops are good treats to hand out.

Those to avoid:

  • Treats that remain in the mouth for a long time are the prime culprits behind decay-causing bacteria. Avoid sticky sweets that adhere to teeth, such as caramels, toffees and fruit roll-ups.
  • Hard candies, such as lollipops and jawbreakers, can also cause chipped teeth and may damage dental work.

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Healthy Halloween Tips

Halloween Tips, kids Health, Brampton Dentists, Dental Info,Say Boo! To Tooth Decay

  • When sorting through their candy, get your child to trade in their problematic treats for stickers or other little toys.
  • Eating sweets is fine when done in moderation. Keep candy in a sealed container and establish times when your child can have a treat. Immediately after meals is a good time, as there is a better flow of saliva to help wash away foods and to dilute sugar.
  • Brush and floss after snacking. If your child doesn’t have access to a toothbrush while at school or a friend’s house, give them sugarless gum to help get their saliva flowing.
  • Alternate some healthy snacks, such as vegetables, fruits, yogurts and cheeses, with Halloween treats.
  • Be sure to stick to a good oral health routine – brush and floss daily and see your dentist regularly.

Treats, Not Tricks!

Better choices:

  • Treats that are sugarless or low in sugar, not hard and easily brushed away after they are eaten.
  • Sugarless gum, peanuts, sunflower seeds, popcorn or sugarless lollipops are good treats to hand out.

Those to avoid:

  • Treats that remain in the mouth for a long time are the prime culprits behind decay-causing bacteria. Avoid sticky sweets that adhere to teeth, such as caramels, toffees and fruit roll-ups.
  • Hard candies, such as lollipops and jawbreakers, can also cause chipped teeth and may damage dental work.

Download The Printable Version – Ontario Dental Association

Dr. Elizabeth Dimovski and Associated – We Protect Your Smile!
905-458-6620

Healthy Halloween Tips

Halloween Snacks, Halloween Candy, Kids Health Brampton Dentists, Dental Info,As Halloween fast approaches here are some healthy tips to keep cavities away and protect your child’s smile and health. The Canadian Dental Association (CDA) recommends taking these simple steps:
    * Limit the number of times a day your child eats sugary treats or snacks between meals. Serve snacks that will not harm your child’s teeth, such as vegetables, cheese, nuts or seeds.
    * It is best to eat sugary treats at the end of mealtime while there is still plenty of saliva in the mouth. Saliva helps to wash away the sugars and acids.
    * Drinking a glass of water after eating a sugary treat will also help wash away some of the sugars and acids.
    * Avoid soft, sticky treats that get stuck between teeth.
    * Always have your child brush and floss before going to bed.
For more information on healthy halloween tips be sure to visit CDA.
Dr. Elizabeth Dimovski and Associated – We Protect Your Smile!
905-458-6620