Greetings from Dr. Hibbs!
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this to a friend!
Halloween is approaching,
and so are all those scary costumes and haunted houses. It shouldn't be
the ghouls and ghosts that you fear, however, but the candied apples,
trick-or-treat sweets and all the soda that washes them down! Sugary and
acidic foods can lead to tooth decay, and that can put a damper on
anyone's festive spirit.
While it would be nice if your
neighbors all gave out fresh fruit or sugar-free candy (though we're sure
the kids disagree!), high-sugar sweets are still America's favorite
Halloween treat. If possible, try to limit children's sugar intake.
Encourage them to drink plenty of water while snacking – soda will only
make things worse! And finally, while it's easy to slip into a
"sugar coma" and just pass out while watching a favorite horror
flick, this is not the time to stray from your brushing or flossing
routine. Let your children know that if they eat sweets without their
toothbrushes on hand, they should rinse their mouths out with warm water.
If you think your child may have
developed a cavity (whether the result of Halloween
indulgences or not), please call us at (214)351-2311
for a check up. Even baby teeth need to be properly cared for, as tooth
decay and early loss of baby teeth can affect permanent adult teeth as
well, causing decay or crowding.
We'd like to wish you and your
family the best this fall season. We hope that when the sweets of autumn
runneth over, you'll think of us (and your smiles)! If you have questions
regarding sugar and dental health, please call our office at (214)351-2311 or email us at email@example.com today.
J. Eric Hibbs, D.D.S.
P.S. If you have any friends or family members who
you feel could use our services, please don't hesitate to forward this
message to them or have them call us. We'll be sure to take good care of
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