1. Oral Health Facts for a Less Scary Halloween

    24th October 2016 by thecourtyardclinic

    smile beauty teethHalloween is certainly filled with chocolates, sweets and other snacks. Sugar intake for children should be limited to 33g per day.

    Key takeaways:

    • Have alkaline foods such as milk and cheese on Halloween night to help neutralize the buildup of acid in the mouth.
    • Parents should stop their children from eating sweets and chocolates at least one hour before bedtime on Halloween.
    • Children should be supervised when brushing their teeth before they finally retire for bed on Halloween.

    It is not the amount of sweets consumed that cause tooth decay – it is how often they are eaten. Sugar causes the bacteria in plaque to produce acids. It is these acids which attack children’s tooth enamel and cause tooth decay.

    Read the full story here

    http://www.dentistry.co.uk/2011/10/27/oral-facts-and-tips-healthier-halloween/


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