Hi folks! Tomorrow’s Halloween, and you know what that means. Kids all over the Quincy area will be enjoying tons of candy and sweet treats. We’re dentists, but we’re actually people too, and we get it. We’re hoping everyone has a fantastic, safe holiday. There’s just one little item we’d like to encourage all parents to pick up in advance of the candy festival – a new toothbrush, tube of toothpaste & floss.
As a family dental practice in Quincy, we’ve learned you get a lot further with helping children keep their teeth happy by providing positive reinforcement for good choices, rather than coming up with a whole list of things not to do. Telling the kids they’re not going to eat all that candy is a non-starter – although it is a good idea to get them to pace themselves so all the treats aren’t gone in a single evening!
After they’ve had some sweets, present them with the new toothbrush and kindly remind them of the importance of a good thorough brushing after having candy. If there’s a particular flavor or type of toothpaste that is your child’s favorite, it’s a nice touch to include a new tube. And of course, we’re the Quincy dentist – we’re going to mention how important it is to floss!
In some families, the new toothbrush on Halloween has become a tradition. It’s one little fun touch to keep the kids happy and healthy!