Posts made in October 2017

Halloween Candy to Watch Out for This Year

St Johns County Pediatric DentistThe season of haunted houses, ghosts, and pumpkins is upon us. It is time to help your child prepare for a night of trick-or-treating. Are you worried about how much candy your kids will be eating this Halloween? It is important to monitor how much candy your child is eating, but you should also be on the lookout for certain types of candy too. Discover the worst types of candy for your child’s teeth below.

Chewy Candy- Often chewy candy is sticky, which means it is sticking to your child’s teeth. If your child doesn’t brush their teeth right away, the candy can wear down the enamel.

Caramels- Caramels are particularly bad if your child has braces because this candy can get stuck in the brackets. There is a lot of sugar in caramel which makes it one of the worst ones for teeth.

Lollipops- Hard candies such as suckers and lollipops can chip your child’s teeth. Also, small pieces of a lollipop can get stuck to your child’s teeth.

Let your child have fun collecting candy in their favorite costume, but keep a close eye on the type of candy your child is eating. Remind your kids to brush their teeth after eating candy. If you would like to schedule an appointment with our St. Johns County pediatric dentist, give us a call at (904) 264-KIDS today.

Kid’s Halloween Costume Ideas for 2017

Pediatric Dentist Jacksonville FLHappy Halloween! It is never too early to start picking out your child’s Halloween costume. At Weaver & Stratton Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics, we want to give you some costume inspiration. Take a look below for some Halloween costume ideas your child will love.

Animals- If your child is an animal lover, this is the perfect costume for them. Whether your child loves elephants, tigers, cats, lions, turtles, or some other animal, they will love their outfit. Animal costumes can be found in stores or you could easily make one at home.

Occupations- Since we are a pediatric dentist in Jacksonville, FL, we would love to see children dressing up as a dentist. Some other occupations your child might like are doctors, police officers, and firefighters.

Classic- If your child wants something more festive or spooky, you can never go wrong with the classic costumes such as ghosts, witches, and pumpkins. These costumes can be made at home for even more Halloween fun.

We hope this helps you find the ideal costume for your child. If you have any questions about the type of candy your child is eating and how it might affect their teeth, you can contact our office at (904) 264-KIDS today.