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Dental health problems don't have to be inevitable on Halloween
Updated: 11/1/2012 5:43:56 PM

Dental health problems don While there were many scary things that children encountered this Halloween, cavities shouldn't have been one of them. Even though kids have probably already chowed down on numerous delectable treats, that doesn't mean poor dental health has to be the inevitable result.

Recently, WLUC TV, a Michigan news source, spoke to Dennis Hubert, D.D.S., who said that one of the scariest things for him on Halloween is the thought of the estimated 41 million kids in the U.S. at risk of tooth decay on this holiday. However, he said there are ways to combat this problem.

"The secret is make sure they brush their teeth before they go to bed," Hulbert told the news source. "The candy itself won't cause's leaving sugary sweets on the teeth."

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry reminds parents that kids should use a soft toothbrush that can reach all of the ares in their mouths. Also, parents should watch their children brush to make sure they are practicing the right techniques until they are at least eight years old.

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