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Curb Halloween Candy Overeating With 3 Tricks From Eagle River's Kids’ Dentist October 10, 2016

Downtown Eagle River, Anchorage
Curb Halloween Candy Overeating With 3 Tricks From Eagle River's Kids’ Dentist, Anchorage, Alaska

With Halloween around the corner, parents may be concerned about the effect too much candy will have on their children's oral health. At Discovery Dental, Eagle River, AK’s premier family dentist understands the oral health care issues parents and children face. Fortunately, this dental clinic offers ways that Halloween can still be fun for kids without compromising their dental health. 

The experts at Discovery Dental suggest a few tips for parents on helping their children keep their teeth healthy this Halloween:

  • Keep The Favorites: When your kids return with their bag full of candy, have them choose their 10 favorite pieces and get rid of the rest. Involve your kids in this process so they understand that candy is okay to eat—but only in moderation. 
  • Set A Special Treat Time: Every day, set a special time for your children to have a piece of candy. When they get home from school or after dinner are often good times. Making this a ritual will keep them from wondering when the next treat time is and asking to have candy in between meals.
  • dentistBrush After Eating: As always, your kids should brush their teeth after consuming their Halloween treats. Brushing and flossing after eating any meal is crucial for preventing cavities, which can lead to tooth extraction if left untreated.

Halloween is a fun time for kids, and parents shouldn’t have to worry about ruining their child's oral health with too much candy. Striking a balance between enjoying treats and keeping teeth clean is what every family dentist recommends. 

In addition to helping parents make informed decisions about their child's dental health, Discovery Dental also makes dentist visits fun for kids. Their compassionate and gentle approach to dental care will make your child feel comfortable at the dentist. Visit this dental clinic online and on Facebook to learn more, and call (907) 622-5437 to schedule a visit with a family dentist today.

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