As parents, you want your children (and yourself) to enjoy a happy and safe Halloween. Which means in addition to accompanying them on their trick or treating adventure and vetting their candy, you should also take their smiles into account. In today’s blog, we’re going to talk about how we protect smiles in Liberty, MO, from cavities.

Frequently Asked Questions About Preventing Tooth Decay

Question: Should I cut back on how much candy my kids eat each day?

Answer: A great way to limit the risk of cavities is to limit the number of sweets. Give your children a certain number of treats they’re allowed to eat during the day. Better yet, make sure they wash down the candy with a glass of water. You can also limit them to dinner time, as an after meal treat.

Question: Do I have to give out candy at all?

Answer: If you’re going to be handing out treats, you don’t necessarily have to rely on candy. Instead, what if you hand out stickers, temporary tattoos, or party favors. You can often buy packages of cheap party favors, such as spider rings, plastic skeletons, or little bats.

Question: How do I make sure my family is brushing and flossing?

Answer: We often suggest monitoring your little ones while they brush and floss. You want to make sure they’re cleaning their teeth thoroughly and correctly. To help, you could also purchase a small timer or a fun app to make the process fun. Remember, people need to brush twice a day and floss every night before bed.

Question: Should I schedule a cleaning?

Answer: Sure! Schedule a cleaning now or right after Halloween, we can administer preventive treatments to safeguard smiles against the onset of cavities. You also have a chance to use your 2018 dental benefits before they expire at the end of December.


At Bailey Dental Care, our team wants to make sure you and your family avoid tooth decay during Halloween. To learn more about our cavity prevention, schedule a consultation, call Bailey Dental Care in Liberty, MO, today at (816) 452-9700.