Thomas Peltzer, DMD in CT and Health Effects of Halloween Candy

Greetings from Gentle Dental Care in CT and Our Great Staff!

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At Gentle Dental Care in CT, Halloween is approaching, and so are all those scary costumes and haunted houses. It shouldn’t be the ghouls and ghosts that you fear, however, but the candied apples, trick-or-treat sweets and all the soda that washes them down! Sugary and acidic foods can lead to tooth decay, and that can put a damper on anyone’s festive spirit.

While it would be nice if your neighbors all gave out fresh fruit or sugar-free candy (though we’re sure the kids disagree!), high-sugar sweets are still America’s favorite Halloween treat. If possible, try to limit children’s sugar intake. Encourage them to drink plenty of water while snacking – soda will only make things worse! And finally, while it’s easy to slip into a “sugar coma” and just pass out while watching a favorite horror flick, this is not the time to stray from your brushing or flossing routine. Let your children know that if they eat sweets without their toothbrushes on hand, they should rinse their mouths out with warm water.

If you think your child may have developed a cavity (whether the result of Halloween indulgences or not), please call us at (860) 747-5711 for a check up. Even temporary baby teeth need to be properly cared for, as tooth decay can affect permanent adult teeth as well.

We’d like to wish you and your family the best this fall season. We hope that when the sweets of autumn runneth over, you’ll think of us (and your smiles)!

If you have questions regarding sugar and dental health, please call our office at (860) 747-5711 or email us at GentleDentalCare@snet.net today.

Best Regards,

Dr. Thomas J. Peltzer and Our Great Staff                                                    www.ConnecticutSedationDentist.com   or visit us on Google+ at: https://plus.google.com/107252036997034948567/posts

About Dr. Thomas J. Peltzer, DMD

Dr. Peltzer is a Sedation Dental Specialist serving patients throughout the state of CT, MA, RI and NY.
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