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In a survey of nearly 500 parents, 71% admitted to helping themselves to their kid’s Halloween stash, with 20% saying that they would refrain from confessing if confronted by their kids.
The survey also revealed that:
- 83% of respondents admitted to buying their personal favorites in the hopes of enjoying it long after trick-or-treating ends.
- Less than 4% of parents give out healthy treats on Halloween.
While Halloween is a spooky fun holiday and we relish seeing children hopping around the city in their costumes, we can’t help but remind you that with all that candy corn, Halloween is a high risk time for cavities.
We know first-hand how hard it is to resist sweets but with the big food holidays just around the corner, we offer our best advice to help minimize the risk of cavities:
- Set a limit for how many pieces of candy you or your children can have each day.
- Limit the number of times you expose your teeth to candy in a day by eating multiple pieces at once, rather than spreading consumption throughout the day.
- Avoid sticky candies such as caramels and taffies as they get into the hard to clean nooks and crannies of your teeth.
- Try to brush and floss after eating candy.
- Drink lots of water. While it won’t clean all of the sugar off your teeth, it will help cleanse your mouth, reducing the risk of cavities.
- Stock up on sugar-free gum if you can’t brush. Like water, it helps to remove residual sugar from your mouth, while also stimulating saliva flow. Saliva is a natural protector against cavities.
Frangella Dental is a Manhattan family practice of 3 siblings utilizing state-of-the-art technology and cutting-edge techniques to cover a broad spectrum of preventative & cosmetic dental procedures. For more information, visit Frangella Dental on Facebook.