Useful Oral Health Facts and Tips for Halloween
Limiting the number of houses visited by your children on Halloween may help safeguard oral health. Halloween should not be a time when children expose their teeth to harmful substances.
- Have alkaline foods such as milk and cheese on Halloween night to help neutralize the buildup of acid in the mouth.
- Parents should stop their children from eating sweets and chocolates at least one hour before bedtime on Halloween.
- Children should be supervised when brushing their teeth before they finally retire for bed on Halloween.
It is not the amount of sweets consumed that cause tooth decay – it is how often they are eaten. Sugar causes the bacteria in plaque to produce acids. It is these acids which attack children’s tooth enamel and cause tooth decay.
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Dr Nicholas Riley BDS 1996, MJDF 2012
Nik qualified from Cardiff Dental School in 1996. He has always had a keen interest in clinical excellence, and further education. He recently gained his MJDF qualifications Nik dedicates much of his time to attending many world renowned courses in restorative, aesthetic and implant dentistry, so he can ensure that patients benefit from the most up to date solutions.