CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Little trick-or-treaters will be taking over many residential neighborhoods for Halloween and they'll be bringing home a lot of candy.
While that may taste good, the sugar can affect their teeth.
“Well, the main thing is that every day that their children are brushing their teeth ideally twice a day,” says Michael Elizondo DDS, with the Corpus Christi General and Implant Dentistry.
That's in the morning and the evening.
Elizondo also says having your kids brush their teeth that's the best bet to keep their teeth healthy when eating sugary sweets.
“So if a kid has 10 candy bars if they had them all at the same time it's probably better than having one candy bar a day were their teeth are getting bombarded over a long period of time so having candy all at once, is definitely better and then brush their teeth and be done,” says Elizondo
Our Action 10 news team was told that if your child already has toothaches and cavities yet still wants to participate in trick-or-treating, parents may want to limit how much candy your child consumes.