Park Cities Dental Care
J. Eric Hibbs, DDS, FAGD



October 2007

5600 W. Lovers Lane #216
Dallas TX 75209



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Greetings from Dr. Hibbs!

Sugar: The Scariest Halloween Trend – Please forward 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 today.

Best Regards,

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 them.

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