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Little ghosts and ghouls love to dress up and trick-or-treat for Halloween, but all the sweets can play tricks on their teeth. Sugar and leftover food, combined with bacteria in the mouth, produce a weak acid that can cause cavities. Here are some simple strategies to help keep your child’s mouth healthy this Halloween:

Children with special health care needs, just like all children, deserve and need proper oral health care from birth. Many parents and caregivers are unaware of the importance of oral health to good overall health. Delaying or skipping dental care for your child, or not helping your child practice proper oral hygiene, can increase the chance of dental disease.

Many parents and caregivers are unaware of the importance of oral health to good overall health. Delaying or skipping dental care for your child, or not helping your child practice proper oral hygiene, can increase the chance of dental disease. Although tooth decay is the most common chronic childhood disease, it is preventable. 

A healthy mouth is important for every child, and especially for children with special health care needs. Tooth decay (cavities), the most common chronic disease in children, can cause your child pain and lead to serious health problems. Cavities can affect your child’s speech, school attendance, and self-esteem.

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