For children, teens and adults alike, October is all about the ghouls, goblins and sweet treats. But for Dr. Jacquie Smiles and her team, we are celebrating National Orthodontic Health Month. Talk about a coincidence!
October will be filled with pumpkins, hayrides, costumes and Halloween fun, but we can’t neglect the most important part of the month, the treats of course!
Trick or Treating is highly anticipated as all the young kids and teens (don’t worry adults, you can join in too), go around from house to house, filling up pillow cases with all different types of candy. And we get it, no one wants to receive an apple or banana, give us the good stuff!
The National Retail Federation has stated that Americans purchase around 600 million pounds of Halloween candy, annually. Now, that’s sweet!
For Parents and Dentists, this can be a tricky time of year. With all the candy that is constantly being given out, the worry of dental health and cavities are heavy on the brain.
Here are a few tips for parents that will be helpful this Halloween Season:
This Halloween season, don’t stress the worry of candy. Making sure your children understand the importance of oral health in conjunction with monitoring their sugar intake frequency will help keep the spook out of the sugar rush.