Limit Candy On Halloween To Lower Risk Of Cavities

Limit Candy On Halloween To Lower Risk Of Cavities

WICHITA FALLS, TX (KAUZ) - Americans are expected to spend $2.5 billion on candy this Halloween as children throughout the country trick or treat in their local neighborhoods. While that sugary candy might be, delicious dentist is recommending that parents limit their child's intake to prevent that sweet tooth from developing a cavity.

"Halloween is a big one for us you always have the extra candy extra sugar so we are telling parents to watch sugar consumption," Paige Rask is a Dental Hygienist for Children's Dentistry in Wichita Falls.

The sugar in the candy feeds on bacteria that cause cavities and promote tooth decay. Rask recommends that parents that candy be consumed with a meal during either lunch or dinner.

"I wouldn't recommend over two per meal eating time def would not recommend them as a snack all by themselves and do not let them have free reign that night and eat the whole bag," said Rask.

Make sure your children are brushing and flossing their teeth at least twice a day possibly more during the Halloween season. Here are some more helpful Halloween dental tips from the American Dental Association. (CLICK HERE)