October 13, 2013

Filed under: Practice — Dr. Buck @ 8:34 pm

 While most children revel in the idea of wearing costumes and soliciting free candy from neighbors, many parents regard Halloween as a potential nightmare. Child safety aside, many see sugar as the primary threat. Not only has sugar emerged as Public Enemy Number One in the fight against obesity, but it has always been regarded as a threat to tooth enamel. While it is true that sugar and carbohydrates feed the bacteria responsible for tooth decay, we can take steps to minimize the threat. It is generally a good idea to brush and floss teeth immediately after eating any food, especially candy. More than pure chocolate, sticky candies pose the biggest problem. Remove them with floss before they do harm.

Halloween is around the corner, which for most children means bags of free candy. At DISTINCTIVE SMILES OF DUBLIN, we urge you to maintain good oral health for your children around the Halloween holiday and throughout the year.Call us at 614.792.1800 today to schedule an appointment. Good oral hygiene is important, not only for looks, but for general health as well. Regular checkups and cleanings can prevent dental problems, as well as provide good oral hygiene. You can count on us for family-oriented dental care. We’re located at 5142 Blazer Parkway, Dublin, where we’re currently accepting new patients. Creating Healthy Beautiful Smiles.

P.S. Halloween is only one night. The biggest threat to children’s teeth comes from eating sugary foods and drinks all year round.