Dentist has tips to keep your kids’ teeth clean from Halloween candy

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Eau Claire (WQOW) – Next week your little ghouls and goblins will be accumulating a stash of sweets. However, dentists say that candy could wreak havoc on their teeth.

Dentist Thomas Hebert with Hebert Dental in Eau Claire said hard, sticky candy has been known to pull out fillings and crowns, so it is important to be careful when consuming.

Hebert said if you are eating lots of sugar, you can brush and floss all day long but it will not stop you from getting a cavity.

He said it is OK for kids to enjoy Halloween and their candy, but he has a tip for parents.

“Have the child eat as much of the candy as they want for the first week and then whatever is left just give it away or throw it away, or maybe somebody will buy the candy from them,” Hebert said.

Hebert said you should also monitor your kids’ candy to ensure they are not eating it as a late-night snack after brushing their teeth.

Shannon Satterlee

Shannon Satterlee

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