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Halloween candy and teeth: Ask a Winnipeg Dentist

With it being just around the corner, I’m wondering how much Halloween candy I should let my child have each day to protect her teeth?

Winnipeg dentist and anaesthesiologist Dr. Roland Debrouwere - halloween candy

In an ideal world the answer would be no candy! However we know that’s not realistic, and everybody deserves a treat now and then - especially around Halloween.

Use your discretion, but generally one or two pieces a day is an adequate amount. As with consuming any sugary drink or treat it’s important for your child to brush their teeth after eating their Halloween candy so the sugar doesn’t sit on the teeth and gums. When sugar sits on and in-between the teeth it can cause cavities and plaque buildup.

Schedule an appointment for you and your child at our St. Vital or Garden City dental clinics