How to Make This a Healthy Halloween for Our Kids

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERADentist Has Tips for Preventing Dental Nightmares During this Season of “Tricks and Treats”

Chocolate, taffy, hard candy and the other abundant crunchy and sticky sweets during the Halloween season present constant hazards to our children’s fragile and developing teeth and gums.

“Halloween is where candy makers go to town on your kids’ teeth,” says dentist and national oral health care expert Dr. Harold Katz.

“It’s not their intention to rot your children’s teeth, but the yearly habitual and binge-like candy consumption can cause problems beyond weight and nutrition.”

Dr. Harold Katz shares often overlooked tips on how to help your kids get through Halloween without jump-starting dental problems, while teaching them good oral hygiene along the way.

• Three tips on preventing Halloween from being a dental nightmare. • Best practices for controlling the Halloween stash, doling it out over time. • How to use the holiday to teach good brushing and flossing techniques. • What are the worst candies and treats that your kids should avoid? • What treats are actually good for kids’ teeth? • Why are sticky candies so dangerous?

About Dr. Harold Katz

Dr. Harold Katz is widely recognized in the media as the “final authority” on breath and oral hygiene. He’s been featured on ABC’s Good Morning America, Fox & Friends, The View with Barbara Walters and countless other radio and TV shows across the country. Dr. Katz is a graduate of the UCLA School of Dentistry and holds a separate degree in Bacteriology, also from UCLA. He is the founder of The California Breath Clinics, the author of The Bad Breath Bible, and bearer of the now famous Halimeter which tests the sulfur compounds that cause bad breath.

Dr. Harold Katz is available for interview so please let me know if you would be interested in speaking with him.

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