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my dentist advise

Postby quest on Tue Nov 02, 2010 7:22 pm

My dentist advised, allow DD to eat as much candy as she wants for four days then get rid of it. He states that it does far less damage to teeth than eating one piece every day over a long period of time which really rots the teeth. :D
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Re: my dentist advise

Postby Shopgirl on Tue Nov 02, 2010 7:48 pm

Yes, last year we followed the dentist advice to just let the kids pig out on their candy for a day then get rid of it.

Well, my 6 year old ate so much she got a tummy ache and right after putting her to bed, she proceeded to puke more than I have EVER seen anyone throw up (and working in child care I have seen a lot of puke!). All brown and sweet smelling too.

So, this year? The kids get a few candies a day for a week, then the rest goes away.

I generally chuck out the lollipops, save gummies for decorating gingerbread houses and smarties, M&Ms and chocolates get put in the baking cupboard to use in cookies.
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Re: my dentist advise

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Re: my dentist advise

Postby funmom on Tue Nov 02, 2010 8:35 pm

I have a great solution in our house.
Mommy eats 70% of it. :lol:
(I only "wish" I was joking.)
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Re: my dentist advise

Postby LittlePrincess on Wed Nov 03, 2010 10:11 am

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Re: my dentist advise

Postby luckymamato2 on Wed Nov 03, 2010 7:23 pm

That's what my boss (a dentist) is telling parents, let the kids pig out for a day or two and then get rid of the rest. She doesn't have kids though, and I would never let my kids just pig out as I know I will be up all night with them puking. :roll: I'm going to let my kids eat some here and there for 4 days and the rest go away for decorating their gingerbread houses.

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Re: my dentist advise

Postby ada on Wed Nov 03, 2010 8:26 pm

My kids are still young enough to not realise how much candy they had in their bucket. DH and I sorted through (to make sure everything was safe and untainted.....and also to pull out our fave candies/chocolates :oops: ) then we gave the kids their buckets with a handful of candies to eat as fast/slow as they wanted. They knew that once they eat it all there's no more left. Of course they ate it all, but they weren't crazy hyper or whiny afterwards. Also, there wasn't enough in the bucket to make them sick...maybe the equivalent of a couple regular size chocolate bars.

Another mom-friend said she allowed her kids to trade some candies in for money so that they could go out and buy a toy they've been eyeing. This mom-friend said it was the best $5 she spent on each of her children. They got a few candies then a toy to play with and mom got to eat the rest :lol:
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