3 Ways to Keep Kids’ Teeth Healthy at Halloween

Happy Halloween! We all remember when masks were the norm only when trick or treating. Now it is often required where everyone gathers. While wearing masks can protect our kids from contracting viruses, many other protective coverings can protect mouth and teeth, especially during athletic practices and games. Now that school is back in session in the Metro Detroit area and kids are playing sports, they need to take precautions for their dental health. Even though schedules may be getting hectic as families in Livonia, Redford, Dearborn Heights, and Plymouth are going to school and work this fall, it’s important to take time to protect those kids’ teeth and mouths!

Dr. Jim DeCapite offers three ways to keep kids’ teeth healthy this fall and throughout the year:

  • Protection for kids who play sports: Fall is a great time for kids’ sports, including soccer and football. We can help protect their teeth and face with a mouthguard, properly fitted by a dental professional, so they can play with more confidence. A mouthguard can protect against broken or chipped teeth as well as keep their tongue and lips safe.
  • Pack healthy foods in their lunchboxes: Kids may think that healthy foods are boring and don’t taste good, but healthy choices can be fun and delicious. Pack some chopped veggies and dip or sliced fruit and yogurt in the kids’ lunchboxes. Let them create their own tasty, healthy treats. If they make it, they’ll be more excited about taking it to school and eating it!
  • Focus on flossing and brushing every day: Even though everyone’s schedule gets a little more hectic as we head into the school year, it’s very important to continue to make sure everyone in the family takes time to brush and floss every day. Remember to get the kids, and the rest of the family, in for a dental checkup and cleaning, too, to maintain good dental health throughout the year.

The professional staff at DeCapite Family and Cosmetic Dentistry and our families are excited about the upcoming school year in the Metro Detroit area. Contact us today for an appointment for help keep those kids’ teeth healthy. The rest of the family is welcome for their checkups and cleaning appointments also!

Our professional staff encourages everyone in the Livonia, Redford, Dearborn Heights, Plymouth, and surrounding Metro Detroit communities to learn more about the many ways to enjoy the highest quality dental health.

Our office is open by appointment. We are conveniently located in Livonia, near the intersection of Schoolcraft and Merriman Roads. Contact our office today to get started on good dental health and good overall health!


This informative post, about dental health and kids’ teeth is brought to you by DeCapite Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Livonia Michigan. 

Please call us for an appointment today.


734 744 5457

James W. DeCapite, D.D.S.

31644 Schoolcraft Road

Livonia, MI 48150

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