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Halloween is approaching, and though your little ghouls and ghosts may want to feast on the spoils of their trick-or-treating with abandon, this isn’t the best idea. To prevent cavities at this time of year, form a plan that still allows him or her to enjoy the magic and fun of Halloween.

Don’t Graze

In addition to dressing up like their favorite monster, princess, or superhero, Halloween involves candy—lots and lots of candy. If you let your child graze on candy from sunup to sundown, his or her teeth will bathe in sugar. Instead of letting your child graze in this way, let your child have a short candy feast at night and make sure they brush their teeth before bed.

Brush Away the Remains

Make sure your ogre doesn’t forget to brush his or her teeth because of all of the excitement! Make sure that your ghouls and ghosts brush their teeth twice a day for at least two minutes with fluoride toothpaste.

Candy Swap

To keep your beastie from overloading on sweets while still letting him or her enjoy trick-or-treating, consider having candy swaps. If your ghoul swaps in a certain amount of candy, they can get a small toy, or even a nice toy that they’ve been wanting for a while.

If you would like additional Halloween tips and to schedule your child’s next appointment with Dr. Henry Bowman, we welcome you to call Henry B. Bowman, DDS at 713-961-9894 today. Our dentist and team in Houston, Texas, are thrilled to help you form your Halloween plan of attack against cavities!