Tooth-Friendly Halloween Treats
Halloween is right around the corner! As kids get ready to put on their costumes and go out trick-or-treating, it’s important that parents remember that candy contains sugars and starches that encourage plaque growth and cavities. Fortunately, by choosing the right snacks you can enjoy Halloween, while still indulging here and there.
- Cheese Sticks – Cheese is full of calcium and vitamin D – nutrients that are perfect for strong, healthy teeth.
- Xylitol Gum – Xylitol is a sugar-free sweetener that actually helps prevent cavities.
- Apple Slices – Apples are a crunchy, fall treat. They even help clean your teeth while you eat them!
- Sugar-Free Candy – Sugar-free candies that use alternative sweeteners like xylitol are perfect Halloween sweet treats.
If your children are indulging in Halloween candies this year, make sure that they eat their candy during one sitting. Snacking throughout the day (more than three-four times) leaves more opportunities for plaque to grow on their teeth. And of course, remember to brush and floss after!
If you have any questions about your smile health or you are looking to schedule your next cleaning and exam, don’t hesitate to reach out to our office! We are here to help you with all of your dental health needs. Visit our website or give our office a call directly at 203-254-3780.
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