(CHANDLER)– You don’t want to be the house that’s known for giving out carrot sticks, but you’d also like to hand out sweet treats that aren’t so bad on kids’ teeth. That’s where Chandler Dentist J. Philipp’s suggestions can help:
The Good Candies
Sugar-free lollipops stimulate saliva production, which flushes away bacteria.
Chocolate melts quickly and it’s best to stick to plain.
Sugar-free gum helps dislodge food particles and stimulates saliva production, which can prevent tooth decay.
The Bad Candies
Sticky, chewy treats like gummy bears, caramel and taffy stick to your teeth. Generally, the stickier the candy, the worse it is for your teeth.
Sour candies have high acid levels that break down tooth enamel.
Hard candies stay in your mouth longer, coating it with sugar.
Jawbreakers can actually chip your teeth
While getting a bag full of candy is a child’s dream, it can be a parent’s nightmare. That’s why Dr. Philipp offers the following advice:
Set a time to eat candy. Kids need to know that eating sweets isn’t a non-stop activity. Moderation is key and when kids know they have a specific ‘treat time’ they’re less likely to think about candy at other times.
Brush and floss after eating sweets – and make it fun. Let kids pick out their brushes and pastes – just make sure the toothpaste contains fluoride.
Talk about oral health. Halloween shouldn’t be about the message that “candy is bad for you” but that “excess” is not good for your teeth. It’s not just candy, but also fruit juices and snacks like pretzels.
J PHILIPP DENTISTRY ANNUAL CANDY BUYBACK PROGRAM
Thursday, November 1, 2018
$2 per pound (Maximum of 5 pounds per child) We will only be able to accept a maximum of 500 pounds total.
Dr. J Philipp Dentristry at 3230 S. Gilbert Road, Suite 4 (Gilbert/Queen Creek Rd)
8 a.m. – 5 p.m. to donate
Halloween Candy Buy Back Program
Parents can have kids choose their favorite pieces and donate the rest. Also, bring in Thank You cards to our troops! On Thursday, November 1, Dr. Philipp will continue his Halloween tradition of paying $2 per pound (up to 5 pounds per child) for candy. The candy will be shipped to American troops as part of Operation Gratitude. Sending candy to troops provides a ‘taste of home’ and lets them know that children appreciate their service. Parents can bring their children to Dr. Philipp’s office in Chandler located at 3230 S. Gilbert Road, Suite 4 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. to donate.
About J. Philipp Centers for Family and Cosmetic Dentistry
Located at 3230 S. Gilbert Road, Ste. 4, in Chandler, J. Philipp Centers for Family and Cosmetic Dentistry was founded by Justin Philipp, DMD. The successful practice has won numerous awards and offers a wide variety of quality dental services. Visit www.jphilipp.com to learn more.