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Busy Season Reminds Us of The Need for Strong, Healthy Teeth

Busy Season Reminds Us of The Need for Strong, Healthy Teeth

As we come closer to the end of the year, life gets busier and busier and it’s easy to neglect our dental health. There’s just so much going on with Halloween wrapping up and Thanksgiving around the corner, the holidays will be here before we know it. Halloween has just passed us by and the kids probably have loads of candy hiding all over the house. As parents, we have to make sure we are careful about our children’s candy consumption. I have three children under the age of 6 and they love candy. Even as a dentist, I don’t “outlaw” candy in my home, instead, I regulate it. The real trick is to make candy a treat, and not a normal everyday habit. Make sure that after the kids have candy they rinse really well with water. If it’s the end of the day, make sure they brush really well. I always tell people, it’s not the candy that causes damage, it’s the candy lingering on the teeth for hours untouched, that provides food for bacteria, which in turn, produces acid that destroy the teeth. Bottom line, hide that candy and give it out in small portions over a period of months! Download PDF Version Moving on, Thanksgiving is a holiday that revolves around good food. Everyone is looking forward to that delicious family dinner. However, there are many people that can’t enjoy that meal because of painful tooth problems. In our society today, there is so much emphasis on cosmetics that people tend to forget that the most important aspect of your dental health is a fully...