By our Smarty pediatric dentist of choice, Dr. Andrew Johnson
It’s that time of year again and Halloween is NEXT week, along with that never-ending bag of candy that finds its way into your home after a night of trick-or-treating. There are a few things that I typically tell my patients and their families in order to help minimize cavities:
– Separate out all of your chocolate/milk chocolate candy from everything else. This is the best selection to let kids have as it has milk (calcium) in it and melts quickly with no gooey residue on the teeth.
– Eliminate as much of the gummy, sour (acid powder), sticky and gooey candies as possible. These can stick to teeth for hours! If consumed, drink water and if possible brush.
– Having your child use a fluoride rinse (like ACT) will help protect teeth from the sugar and acid.
– Go ahead and let your kids enjoy the candy for a few days, then GET RID OF IT! Don’t keep it around for months. At Andrew Johnson Pediatric Dentistry we can help you find a great way to donate the candy for a great cause!
Andrew Johnson Pediatric Dentistry will buy back your Halloween candy November 4th and 5th, between 2-4:30pm. $1 per pound (5 lb limit).
Our office will also be donating $1 per pound to Catherine’s House for each pound of candy received. Catherine’s House is a wonderful charity helping homeless mothers and children in our community.
“Catherine’s House provides transitional housing in a safe and caring environment as well as supportive programs and services for women and children who are homeless.”
Andrew Johnson Pediatric Dentistry
2700 Coltsgate Road, Suite 204,
Charlotte, NC 28211
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