(KCEN) -- If you have kids this is the time of year where you'll see tons of candy come through the doors of your home.
And I know from experience that while the candy may be cheap, the Halloween cavities can be expensive.
Three-year-old Rapunzel has pretty good self control and that's because her mom would rather spend money on her costume than a dentist appointment.
Jill Harn, Rapunzel's mother, says, "If she got a cavity I'd blame it on Halloween, because she's not allowed to have candy any other time of the year."
This time of year, the dentist notices a trend, all because of that oh so sweet Halloween candy.
Pediatric Dentist Susan Francis says, "Children that are eating sticky candy, it pulls fillings lose or crowns loose or sealant off. Or having to repair or replace restorations because of that."
A value bag of candy like this has five different types of candy in it. One of which is dots, that has 21 grams of sugar, the most likely to get stuck in your teeth.
Dr. Francis tells us that if you are going to eat candy it's best to do it only once a day to avoid constant sugar grinding between your teeth.
"One sugar and acid attack on your teeth. Then clean that off then the saliva kind of neutralizes that. "
To avoid hearing it was a really big cavity.
Rapunzel's mom suggests some tough love.
"All parents have concerns about cavities, so she gets on sweet per day."
Since to her self control starts at a young age.
And if you do consume more than one piece of candy a day, doctors recommend that you drink water to wash out the sugar.
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