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Do you want your child to grow up with the habit of keeping their smile in mind on Halloween? If so, that’s a great first step! Our dentist, Dr. David Suttie, likes that idea because it can help lessen the effects the sugary and acidic candy has on the teeth. To help your child focus a little more on their teeth this Halloween, our dental team has some tips for you.

The first tip is to encourage your child to carve their pumpkin like a tooth! This can be way more fun than it sounds. They can carve a Count Bicuspid, which is a tooth dressed like Dracula; a Tooth Fairy tooth, which is a tooth dressed like a Tooth Fairy; Pirate Toothy, which is a tooth dressed like a pirate; Toothcraft, which is a tooth dressed like a witch; Billy the Bicuspid, which is a tooth dressed like a cowboy; or Frankentooth’s Molar, which is a tooth dressed as Frankenstein. You can access these pumpkin carving stencils on the American Dental Association’s website.

The second tip is to encourage your child to choose treats that don’t harm their smile too much while they are trick-or-treating. The most harmful treats are the chewy, sticky, sugary, and acidic treats. It’s best to choose treats that don’t stick to the teeth for a long amount of time.

If you have any questions or if you would like to know more about how to have a tooth-focused Halloween in Napa, California, please reach out to Dr. David Suttie Dentistry For Children at 707-257-6453 at your earliest convenience. Our dental team is happy to hear from and help you!