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Oral Health Facts for a Less Scary Halloween

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.
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