Protect Those Little Smiles: Trick Or Treating Tips For Parents!

You already know all about the candies that can pose a potential problem for your kids’ smiles. If it’s super hard, it could crack teeth. If it’s very chewy, it will coat teeth and can dislodge braces. When it comes to selecting treats, rinsing and brushing teeth, and more, you are quickly becoming an expert! However, our Dallas, TX team knows there just might be some other trick-or-treating related details you haven’t quite considered yet, which can lead to oral health damage. Ready to get all geared up to prevent them? Our tips are so easy and will let you breathe a sigh of relief.

Tip: If Bike-Riding Is Included, Wear Helmets!

Are you letting your big kids head out on Halloween on their bikes? Maybe you’re doing the trick-or-treating rounds as a family on your bicycles. In any event, you will want to take bicycle safety very seriously, as it will help protect everyone’s wellbeing, including your oral health. Avoid serious trauma by remembering to wear helmets. What else? Keep that reflective gear on, too, so you’re visible!

Tip: Hand Out Flashlights To Everyone!

Whether by foot or by bicycle, a source of light is always very important as you trick or treat. If you cannot see in front of your own face, you may trip over a rock, a stick, or simply lose your footing. We remind those walking through neighborhoods in the evening to make sure to tote along a flashlight. While you may be the main flashlight carrier, remember that you can also hand one to your kiddos, too, so they can see all the way up to your neighbors’ front doors and back without taking a spill and ending up with very unwelcome oral health damage.

Tip: Check Every Last Detail At Ground-Level

Our team reminds you to get down to ground level for a serious pre-trick-or-treating inspection. Are shoelaces securely tied? Are gowns, tails, and more safely arranged, so as to avoid becoming a tripping hazard? Have you reminded your kiddos to walk, not run? Take care of these details for a Halloween that’s super safe.

Take Our Tips To Heart For Smile Protection

Take on some helpful Halloween tips to keep your trick-or-treaters’ smiles nice and safe! Schedule a visit with your Dallas, TX children’s dentist, Dr. Marr at Pediatric Dental Care at Casa Linda by calling 214-321-4880. We proudly welcome patients from Dallas, TX, and all surrounding communities, including Casa Linda, Lakewood, Lake Highlands, Forest Hills, East Dallas, Mesquite, Garland, Richardson, and more.

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