How to Have a Mouth-Monster-Free Halloween

October 17, 2018 07:00 AM
CHICAGO (October 17, 2018) — Halloween is known for monsters, but not everyone is aware of the Mouth Monsters! The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the leading authority on children’s oral health, wants to help all children avoid the Mouth Monsters this Halloween.
 
Sweets: a Trick or a Treat "Sweet treats impact teeth in different ways," says Dr. Joseph Castellano, president of the AAPD. "Some are better or worse for your children’s smiles. Try to avoid chewy or sticky candies like caramels, gummies and sour candies."
 
Better treats for your child include milk chocolate, pretzels and crackers. The best choices for sweets are dark chocolate and sugar-free gum. Non-food alternatives are also great treats, such as temporary tattoos, stickers, toothbrushes, rubber balls, colored pencils or key chains.
 
 


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