If your child's Valentine's day loot looked something like Halloween, here are Dr. Josiah Chen's tips to prevent tooth decay:
1) Give kids a time limit to eat the candy quickly. Sucking on candy, such as lollipops and hard candies, extends exposure to sugar. Set a timer or keep your eye on the clock!
2) Brush afterwards. Remember to brush as least twice a day and use songs like "Brush, brush, brush your teeth" (tune of "Row Row Row Your Boat") or set a timer (pick one up at your next check up with us!)
3) After a few days, get rid of any leftover candy! Your child has already eaten their favorite candy -- don't save the rest!