WINNIPEG, MB: Hallowe’en is just around the corner, and at Winnipeg’s Fresh Dental, that means it’s time to start campaigning for the responsible consumption of trick-or-treating candies and other sweet treats. While Fresh Dental’s team of exceptional dental professionals would prefer that kids only eat healthy veggies on October 31st and the days following, they know that’s unrealistic and, instead, focus on sharing actionable tips to help families foreground their oral health throughout the Hallowe’en season and beyond.
Fresh Dental, located at 2195 Pembina Highway and 1863 Grant Ave. (opened March 2023), is a full-service dental clinic offering services and treatments ranging from cleanings, fillings, crowns and bridges to pediatric dentistry, implants, oral surgery, and cosmetic procedures. Their signature approach to dentistry is rooted in excellence, accessibility, relationships, and compassion, and they pride themselves on fostering a lively yet professional office environment where patients are truly welcomed and treated like family.
Families celebrate seasonal holidays together, which is why the team at Fresh Dental takes it upon themselves every year to enjoy the Hallowe’en spirit with its patients while also sharing tips and recommendations for consuming candy and other sweets responsibly. Among their top suggestions are: Carefully monitoring candy consumption and rationing candy for children; limiting (or removing) candies that are particularly hard, sticky, or otherwise damaging to tooth enamel; prioritizing healthy eating habits and supplementing with an occasional treat from the trick-or-treat bag. Avoid eating candy later at night as the sweets can get caught in the grooves of the teeth and be difficult for a toothbrush to reach. Remember to visit the dentist regularly for professional cleanings and check-ups.
“Hallowe’en is one of my favourite holidays,” shares Dr. Bergen, one of Fresh Dental’s owners, “but the sugary habits can go overboard and have long-lasting impacts on dental health. At Fresh Dental, we believe in an education-based approach to building healthy habits, where kids learn and understand why balancing a nutritious diet with occasional sweet treats is crucial.”
To book a post-Hallowe’en dental cleaning or appointment or for more information about Fresh Dental and the services it provides, visit https://freshdental.ca.
Fresh Dental – Dental Centre
2195 Pembina Hwy
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