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Extra Halloween Candy Means Extra Teeth-Brushing!

Wednesday October 28, 2020

The Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency wants to remind parents and kids that all the extra sugar during Halloween needs to be brushed and flossed away!

According to the CDC, cavities are one of the most common chronic diseases of childhood in the United States, and about 1 of 5 children age 5 to 11 years have at least one untreated decayed tooth. “Untreated cavities can cause pain and infections that may lead to problems with eating, speaking, playing, and learning,” says Kali Nichols, Director of Personal Health and Disease Prevention. We’ve provided some tips that will help with protecting your child’s teeth from Halloween candy.

Teaching our little ones how important oral care is can be a tough job, but it is a vital one! It will set their mouths up for success for the rest of their lives.