Navigation Links
Kids Can Enjoy Halloween Candy, Still Protect Teeth
Date:10/2/2011

SUNDAY, Oct. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Children can enjoy some Halloween candy and still avoid sugar-related tooth decay, according to Dr. Margaret Mitchell, a Chicago dentist.

Mitchell said the key to preventing tooth decay lies in limiting not only the amount of candy children eat, but also how long the sugar remains in the mouth.

Brushing teeth as soon as possible after eating candy may keep harmful bacteria from developing, she said, and eating the candy quickly in one sitting decreases the amount of time it is contact with the teeth.

Children and parents can take several additional steps to protect their teeth, said Mitchell, owner of the Mitchell Dental Spa. These include:

  • Take inventory. Parents should examine their children's candy and remove anything they consider unacceptable before allowing them to eat it.
  • Avoid anything tacky or gummy. This type of candy can stick to teeth and cause decay.
  • Be consistent. No matter what time of day children eat candy (day or night), they should remember to have good dental hygiene.
  • Take precautions. Before Halloween rolls around, a dentist can put sealants into children's teeth grooves to protect them against corrosion caused by too much sugar.

More information

The American Dental Association has more on preventing tooth decay.

-- Mary Elizabeth Dallas

SOURCE: Mitchell Dental Spa, news release, Sept. 21, 2011


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. It's March Madness and the Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling Reminds Fans they don't have to Wager to Enjoy the Game
2. Those Who Enjoy Life More Likely to Be Happy at Work
3. Pediatric Patients and Siblings Enjoy Beverly Hills Beauty Makeover
4. Enjoy Pregnancy Without Foot Pain: Foot and Ankle Surgeon Offers Guidelines
5. Summer...Despite All the Fun it Can be a Headache How to Enjoy Your Summer Fun without the Aggravation of a Headache Seasonal Headache Relief Tips from Leading Neurolog
6. Older adults watch more TV than younger people, enjoy it less
7. Could learning self-control be enjoyable?
8. Are all movie viewing experiences enjoyable?
9. New study finds that violence doesnt add to childrens enjoyment of TV shows, movies
10. Violence Doesnt Make TV Shows More Enjoyable for Kids
11. Study links empathy, self-esteem, and autonomy with increased sexual enjoyment
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Kids Can Enjoy Halloween Candy, Still Protect Teeth
(Date:4/21/2017)... ... ... staff at Palm Beach Face is proud to announce that their practice founder, Michael ... take place on April 23rd, the London Marathon has a long tradition of raising funds ... team EMPOWER, raising money for the international charity, Smile Train. , Started in ...
(Date:4/21/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... April 21, 2017 , ... Chicago plastic ... the removal of osteoma. An osteoma is a benign bony lump located on the ... eye and can cause difficulties with sight and pain. Dr. Shah has discovered an ...
(Date:4/21/2017)... ... , ... Brady (NYSE:BRC), a global leader in industrial and safety ... vinyl label materials received certification for the BS5609 British Marine Standard. This internationally ... legible, for use on chemical drums shipped by sea. , “Achieving BS5609 ...
(Date:4/21/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... April 21, 2017 , ... Dudnyk has ... identity emphasizes the agency’s conviction that the full potential of specialty and orphan brands ... equally appreciated and aligned. , “The Unifying Effect is at the heart of ...
(Date:4/21/2017)... ... ... The Patient Advocacy Community of The Beryl Institute presented Eve DeVaro, Director, Patient ... Award in recognition of her extraordinary contributions to the field of patient advocacy ... Institute’s annual Patient Experience Conference on March 20 in Denver, Colorado. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/20/2017)... , April 20, 2017  AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), ... percent (n=145/146) of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) ... or 6 and compensated cirrhosis (Child-Pugh A) achieved ... 12 ) with its investigational, pan-genotypic regimen of ... were seen following 12 weeks of G/P treatment ...
(Date:4/20/2017)... DUBLIN , April 20, 2017 ... "Latin America Pharmaceutical Contract Manufacturing Services Market Analysis By Service ... And Segment Forecasts, 2014 - 2025" report to their ... The Latin ... USD 21.0 billion by 2025 Low drug registration ...
(Date:4/19/2017)... VIEW, Calif. , April 19, 2017  IRIDEX ... it will release financial results for the first quarter ... 3, 2017.  The Company,s management team will host a ... 5:30 p.m. ET. Investors interested in listening ... (844) 707-0665 for domestic callers or (703) 326-3030 for ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: