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Before you get mad at the kids this Halloween for the scattered tootsie roll wrappers and chocolateÂ finger prints, consider that candy isnâ€™t as bad for your kidsâ€™ teeth as the Pepsi theyâ€™re about to drink. The Cypress Creek Mirror reports that eating a lot of candy can only cause a tummy ache if itâ€™s just for a night. A good teeth brushing will take care of most plaque caused by October indulgence.
Compared to other sweets products, is candy really that bad?
The real culprit, though, is soda pop. The sugary, acidic drink, while bubbly and tasty, can do some real damage to your little monsterâ€™s chompers.
Dentists say that soda pop is worth for teeth than candy.
Live ScienceÂ says, â€œThe erosive potential of colas is 10 times that of fruit juices in just the first three minutes of drinking, a study last year showed.â€
While Halloween is just for a night, itâ€™s important to teach good teeth cleaning habits to kids.
+ Brush teeth after every meal
+ Help kids brush until about 7 or 8 years old
+ Schedule regular check ups with the dentist
+ Use a soft-bristled brush and replace regularly