AAPD President Provides Halloween Tips on Care.com

September 12, 2013 02:15 PM
Jillian Amodio, contributor to Care.com interviewed AAPD President Dr. Warren Brill about the impending Halloween holiday. Brill shared tips to parents and caregivers about how to limit the sugar high for your kids and how to manage the candy in your home during Halloween and the rest of the year. One of the important tips to keep in mind is controlling what kind of sugar your kids get and what form it comes in.  
Brill recommends choosing candy or sweets that are eaten quickly, rather than something that stays in the mouth. "The important thing with sweets is how long the sugar sits in the mouth," he says. "The sugar turns into acid and demineralizes teeth." 
If your child has not been to the dentist in a while, don’t panic. This is a great time to make an appointment. "As soon as a child gets teeth, they need to see a dentist," says Brill. 
The article was posted online on August 14, 2013. To continue reading the entire article, visit http://www.care.com/child-care-9-tips-for-controlling-the-candy-chaos-p1017-q32422213.html

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