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More chocolate, less candy: our tips for a healthy Halloween

food, more chocolate, less candy: our tips for a healthy halloween

Dark chocolate: if well stored and not subjected to temperature changes, dark chocolate can last up to 2 years

food, more chocolate, less candy: our tips for a healthy halloween

It is perfectly fine to abound more than usual with sweets, but only at the end of a meal. Choose with your child a time of day to have a treat and respect it.

food, more chocolate, less candy: our tips for a healthy halloween

Brushing teeth at least twice a day is essential throughout the year, even more so during Halloween.To keep teeth healthy, it is equally important to remind children to brush their teeth after consuming candy and treats.

food, more chocolate, less candy: our tips for a healthy halloween

The skin also needs to be moisturised from the inside, drinking at least two litres of water a day, ideally combined with herbal teas and fresh fruit and vegetable juices.

food, more chocolate, less candy: our tips for a healthy halloween

Beware of acidic candies: some candies can raise the ph inside the mouth due to high levels of acidity. This can compromise tooth enamel by exposing teeth to sensitivity and decay. In these cases, it is important not to brush teeth immediately after consuming the candy but to wait at least half an hour to avoid spreading the acid throughout the mouth.

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