When Halloween is coming quickly, you may be getting in the holiday mood, stocking up on goodies to hand out to trick-or-treaters, and you may even be indulging in some treats for yourself! The good news for you is that you’re an adult and you know just how to manage sweets. When it comes to your kiddos, however, you may not always feel completely prepared for handling holidays and the mounds of sugar that come with them. For Halloween this year, your Riverside children’s dentist has helpful tips.

Tip: Introduce Smile Healthy Snacks

First, remember that Halloween doesn’t have to be all about sugar, sugar, and more sugar. Your children’s dentist reminds you that can introduce snacks that are good for your child’s smile, that are healthy, and that can become a holiday favorite they look forward to! Make pumpkin seeds a tradition, for instance. They’re fun to snack on and are loaded with nutrients that are good for teeth.

Tip: Don’t Forget Brushing!

We know that if you have a late night with kids, costumes, candy, and more, you might just want to put them to bed and then get into bed yourself! However, your children’s dentist reminds: Set a schedule in advance to make sure you don’t skip brushing. Dental hygiene, especially after eating candy, is so important before bedtime.

Tip: Make A Plan

Especially if this is your first year of trick-or-treating (or the first during which your children realize they might have free access to a giant bag of candy), remember that it’s a good idea to devise a plan ahead of time. Decide how much candy your kids are allowed at a time, and how frequently throughout the day, to protect their smiles.

Ask For Holiday Tips For Kids

Remember that with holidays, treats abound. We are always glad to help you figure out how to manage these details, while keeping your kids’ smiles safe. Give us a call in Riverside, 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.