Cavities – Don’t Let Them Scare You This Halloween!

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We at Brookdale Dental hope you are all enjoying this beautiful Boise fall season as much as we are! While many kids can’t get the excitement of costumes, trick-or-treating, and mounds of candy off their minds this October, it might be safe to say that you are haunted by the idea of all the potential cavities that could be lurking around the corner!

Taking measures to prevent cavities, not just around Halloween, but year round can save you and your wallet a lot of unnecessary stress. We found a great article that offers 11 healthy habits that can help your child, and yourself prevent those pesky cavities! Here are just a few:

  • Regular brushing and flossing: Brush at least twice a day, floss at least once a day.
  • Avoid frequent snacking: Constant snacking, particularly on sweets, provides the perfect environment for cavity-inducing bacteria to do their work. Limit snacking to healthy foods, and if your children can brush, or use water as a mouthwash after snacking, that’s even better.
  • Drink a lot of water: Water should be the beverage of choice. Bottled water is okay, but fluoridated tap water is best. Use a filter if you are concerned about the quality of your local tap water.
  • Avoid sticky foods: Items like fruit leathers, cookies and candies aren’t good choices for healthy teeth any day of the week.
  • Consider cheeses and nut butters: Nuts and cheese have ingredients that help remineralize our teeth, and can be good additions to a lunchbox. If you have a child with allergies, soy nut butter might possibly be an option. However, always be sure to check with your allergist first to be certain if soy nut butter is safe for your child to consume.

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If you think you or your child might have a cavity, please give us a call.  (208) 373-0018. It’s always best to address the problem as early as possible, and we are happy to help!

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