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Do you want your child to focus a little more on their teeth this Halloween? If so, you’re on the right track toward a healthier Halloween! If you start while your child is young, there is a good chance they can grow up having Halloweens that are a little more fun for the teeth. To help you achieve that goal, our dentist, Dr. Cynthia E. Sherwood, has some tips for you!

The first tip is to challenge your child to carve their pumpkin like a tooth. Now, this doesn’t have to be any ordinary tooth. It can be a tooth dressed up as Dracula, the Tooth Fairy, a pirate, a witch, a cowboy or cowgirl, or even Frankenstein! There are fun tooth pumpkin carving stencils available to print on the American Dental Association’s website along with fun Halloween coloring pages.

The second tip is to encourage your child to select more tooth-healthy treats when they trick-or-treat. All they need to do is choose the treats that aren’t extremely chewy, sticky, sugary, or acidic. Those treats include things like gummy bears, suckers, sour candies, and jawbreakers.

Would you like to know more about how to have a more tooth-focused Halloween in Independence, Kansas? If so, please reach out to Cynthia E. Sherwood DDS at (620) 331.4499 when you can. Our dental team is here to help you, and we look forward to hearing from you!