When it comes to your child’s oral health, if they must have some candy, a little “candy-binge” is better than grazing all day long… or all month long. After being exposed to sugar, our mouths work to restore optimal pH balance and use our saliva to clean our teeth. That means the more times your teeth are exposed to sugar is more critical than the quantity of sugar they're exposed to.
There's bad candy… and then there's worse candy. Encourage your child to steer away from candies that are more dangerous to their oral health.
If your child is going to have candy, their best bet is to enjoy candies that dissolve quickly (such as chocolate), eat them once during the day, and then brush and floss. To help curb their cravings, keep eating good, healthy meals. They will help fill your child up and lessen their appetites for sweets.
Encourage kids to pick their favorite candies and donate the rest for care packages to soldiers serving overseas! If you want to get some of that candy out of your house, stop by our Halloween Candy Buyback Party on November 1st from 6-7 p.m. at both our Napoleon and Delta locations. We will be buying kids' candy for $1 per pound and sending it to Operation Gratitude for care packages to our troops.
Click here to learn more about our Halloween Candy Buyback Party.
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