Halloween Candy Quiz: Making Good Choices

Not sure what to do about this Halloween? Does it have nothing to do with your child’s costume or your plans and everything to do with the fact that you want to protect your children’s oral health but holiday candy leaves you feeling stuck? Not to worry! You’re not lodged between a rock and a hard place. We can offer up some advice that is going to make enjoying this creepy crawly day a lot more fun.

Quiz Questions: True or False?

  1. True or False: We strongly encourage you to tell your children that they can collect candy on Halloween but that they cannot eat it. It’s just never safe to eat sugar.
  2. True or False: One of the best choices you can make when it comes to holiday candy is to provide your child with limits regarding the frequency with which they eat it. Eating a little bit once or twice a day is much better than all-day grazing.
  3. True or False: While sugar is sugar and can always contribute to decay, the candy that dissolves fast and cannot become stuck to teeth (or break them) is the better candy for your child’s oral health.

Quiz Answers

  1. False. This is not accurate. We know that your kids will want to eat candy on Halloween, which is perfectly fine! It’s all about making good choices and ensuring kids swish with water after eating sugar (and remembering to brush later).
  2. True. The fewer minutes and seconds teeth are covered in sugar, the better. Limit candy eating to ensure teeth have better protection against problems like decay.
  3. True. If you’re separating out candy, one of the things you want to watch for to keep your children’s oral health safe is that they’re not eating very hard, resistant selections and that what you’re choosing does not coat their teeth (think hard-to-chew stuff).

Protect Kids’ Teeth This Halloween With Tips!

We are here to offer not only comprehensive dental care but also helpful advice when it comes to your teeth and the smiles of your children. To learn more, schedule an appointment or initial consultation by calling Advanced Dental Concepts in Auburn Hills, MI today at (248) 852-1820.