Released on: October 8, 2015, 11:55 am (EDT)
Industry: Healthcare

Sunset Hills, MO, October 8, 2015 -- /EPR NETWORK/ -- Here are a few helpful tricks for treating children's teeth this Halloween.

Trick #1 As soon as your monster return home sort through the candy. Remove candy they don't really like. Because once the good candy is gone they will move on to the not so favorite candy- so get rid of it! The most frightening candy to a kid's teeth is sour gummy candy. Not only is it sugary and sticky but the sour flavoring is acidotic, the worse combination for anyone's teeth. Kid's with braces need to remove these orthodontic nightmares from their pile; caramels, hard candy, bubblegum, taffy, licorice, candy apples and popcorn. Bring left over candy to Pediatric Dentistry of Sunset Hills Candy Buy Back, on November 2nd and 3rd from 8am- 4pm, for $1 per pound (up to 5 lbs.) and then the candy is ship to American troops overseas. (Last year over 1800 lbs. of candy was donated.) Children can also send a message or picture to our troops. The USO will pick up the candy on November 3rd at 4pm.

Trick #2 Don't let bags of candy disappear. Kids love to keep their Halloween candy in their bedroom. This is a big NO-NO. Grazing on candy all day and/or before bedtime is a cavity waiting to happen. Keep candy where parents can keep an eye on it. Out of site means out of mind.

Trick #3 Less is more. Take Halloween candy and put it in smaller bags giving it to kids weekly.

Trick #4 No Halloween candy in school lunchboxes! Kids get enough sugar at school with fruit juices and sports drinks and then they don't brush until bedtime. That's at least 8 hours of sugar just sitting on their teeth. This is SCARIER than HALLOWEEN!

With these four tricks kids will have a healthier smile this Halloween season and never know they are being tricked. Boo!

Interviews Available with Pediatric Dentists: Drs. Hollander, Fernandez, Autry or Brown. For more details visit

Contact : Michelle Autry
Pediatric Dentistry of Sunset Hills

Address : 3555 Sunset Office Dr #210
Sunset Hills, Missouri
United States - 63127
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