Kids’ Dental Hygiene And Trick-Or-Treating

Your children can be excited for Halloween and the opportunity to go trick-or-treating, but you can be less than thrilled by the impact this tradition can have on their smile. The assortment of candy that they bring home can cause serious trouble for their teeth if they are allowed to eat without restrictions. However, with the right rules in place, and the right commitment to oral hygiene, your family can pass through this time of year without oral health issues. Remember that your St. Louis, MO dentist’s office is here to help kids maintain healthy smiles all year long. Dr. Johnson-G’Sell can offer instructions and encouragement to kids, and she can talk to you about how you can make sure the growing smiles of your little ones stay healthy.

Halloween Can Be Fun, But It Can Be A Serious Risk For Growing Smiles

Halloween can be one of the most fun holidays for kids. After all, when else will they have the opportunity to wear the costumes of their favorite characters and go out in search of treats? The challenge you face can be one of letting them enjoy the holiday without letting them face serious oral health risks. Setting boundaries and establishing certain rules will help. It is also a good idea to check in on their oral hygiene efforts if your kids are brushing and flossing on their own to make sure they are protecting themselves.

Finding Fun Ways To Keep Kids From Overindulging In Halloween Candy

Setting limits on what kids can eat each day will help limit their sugar exposure. However, the sheer volume of candy they receive, and the temptation to sneak some when you are not looking, can still pose challenges for their smiles. One way to work around this is to create a deal where they can trade candy to you in exchange for something else. Working out what your kids want and how you can make this deal appealing can create new opportunities for fun while creating less drama over their cravings for sweets.

Good Hygiene Habits Are Important All Year Long!

Good oral hygiene matters throughout the year for kids and adults. Pediatric dental visits and adult dental checkups should take place every six months. Because our practice sees patients of all ages, Dr. Johnson-G’Sell can take great care of you and also see to it that your kids have the right support!

Talk To Your St. Louis, MO Dentist About Protecting Your Child’s Smile!

With the right encouragement and support, kids can have a great time at Halloween while still maintaining healthy teeth. Our practice is here to help your little ones grow up with healthy and lovely smiles. We are also here to help you enjoy important support so that you do not have to worry about your teeth or gums. If you need to book an appointment, reach out to Magnolia Family Dental in St. Louis, MO today at 314-822-4521.