You may be pacing back and forth these days, trying to sort out whether you’re doing a good job with your kids’ dental hygiene or if your methods could use some improvements. Part of your concern may be the fact that your little ones truly love eating candy! Though your brushing and flossing is on point, letting your children have sweets can feel very counterintuitive but you don’t necessarily mind if they eat it sometimes. How to proceed? Not to worry. Your children’s dentist is ready to help!

Suggestion: Don’t Feast All Day

The main issue your children’s dentist would like to bring up follows: You don’t want your kids snacking on candy all day. The best approach is to let them have sugar, to consume that sugar all at once (a single sitting, rather than an all day feast), and then rinse with water. If possible, follow that rinsing session with a brushing session once a half hour of time has passed.

Suggestion: Make Candy A Special Treat

When we discuss candy becoming a special treat, we mean this in more ways than one! First, it’s best if your children indulge in candy every now and then, which means it’s something that you can easily make “special” for certain occasions, for instance. We also encourage you to remember our initial suggestion and set up a special time during the day, so your children eat it during treat time as a dessert.

Suggestion: Choose Certain Candies Over Others

When you’re selecting candies, your children’s dentist suggests finding something that exposes teeth and gums for the shortest period of time possible. For instance, a chocolate bar disappears much faster than a jawbreaker, lollipop, or chewy candy. Also, avoid very hard, tacky candy that can break teeth and braces!

Protect Kids’ Smiles With Our Help

Your children’s dentist is here to offer all of the tips and suggestions you need to keep your children’s smiles healthy. Give us a call in Temecula, CA to schedule a consultation with your dentist. We are proud to serve patients from Riverside, Temecula, Moreno Valley, Corona, and all surrounding California communities. To schedule an appointment, contact one of the following locations nearest to you:

Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.

Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.

Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.

Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.

Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.

Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.