Halloween, a dentist’s worst nightmare, right? Here at Cipes Pediatric Dentistry we like Halloween as much as everyone else! The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) is encouraging parents and caregivers to enjoy a happy Halloween by simply brushing their children’s teeth for two minutes, twice a day. The AAPD feels that this key message is critical on Halloween and every day of the year.
Some other things to keep in mind…
-When it comes to cavities a lot has to do with how often and how long the teeth are exposed to sugar. So we feel that it is best if children eat a piece of candy right after a meal.
-Try to avoid the “sticky, chewy” candy, which can remain on the teeth for a long time.
–Enjoy the candy for a few days, then get rid of it. If you call our office at (860) 233-1589, we will “buy back” your child’s candy and add it to the donation that we send to the troops overseas (with toothbrushes of course!).