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Simple precautions like carrying a bottle of water around when trick or treating could help to prevent children from needing emergency dentistry after Halloween.
According to AllVoices.com, sweets that are acidic such as Starburst can really damage the teeth and could cause problems with corrosion.
However, rinsing the mouth with water after each sweet and brushing their teeth as soon as they get in with their Halloween booty could reduce the likelihood of little ones needing to seek emergency dentistry a few weeks later.
“With a few precautions there is no need for Halloween to turn into a dental nightmare,” the article concluded.
This follows a similar warning from Dr Gilbert Snow of Los Angeles, who told UPI.com that parents should up the ante with brushing and flossing for their offspring when they know they will be eating a lot of sweets.
He said he often sees corrosion as well as things like chipped teeth after each October 31st.
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