Feeling haunted by sweets and treats? Just remember to keep a balanced diet during this season to keep your smile bright and beautiful! Stay on top of your regular dental checkups and cleanings. We look forward to seeing you! (813) 289 – 0560


Top 5 Palm Harbor Halloween Events for Kids

Palm Harbor Premier Dental would like to wish everyone a Happy Halloween!

There are going to be quite a few choices for fun and activities in the Palm Harbor area. If you are searching for the best locations to take your little ones for a Halloween event or an evening of Trick-or treating, we have a treat for you! We have put together a list of our Top 5 Palm Harbor Halloween Events for Kids. Find the hotspot best suited for you and your family to enjoy this Halloween weekend.

Our Top 5 Palm Harbor Halloween Events for Kids are:

  1. Halloween Spree at the Glazer Museum – This event offers games, crafts, prizes, trick-or-treating stations and more.
  2. Halloween in the Village – The Village will have costume contests for kids and pets, trick-or-treating and Halloween activities.
  3. Westshore Plaza Halloween – Westshore plaza will be having a costume parade and contest, Elmo and Kevin the Minion, games, crafts, prizes and more.
  4. Halloween Party at Color Me Mine – Test out your costume for free studio fees and spooky treats at this party event.
  5. Trick or Treating in Palm Harbor – Enjoy a traditional Halloween evening while trick-or-treating in these great Palm Harbor neighborhoods: Palma Ceia, Bayshore Beautiful, Beach Park, Sunset Park, Culbreath Bayou, and Culbreath Heights, and Swann Estates.

Did you know there was a trick-or-treat app available to help you navigate your way through the streets for your door-to-door adventure? This map app is helpful to make the hunt for goodies as painless as possible so your family can have the most enjoyable Halloween experience:

The Halloween Treat Map

We hope you have found our Top 5 Palm Harbor Halloween Events for Kids and Map helpful. We enjoy giving friendly advice to our locals and encourage sharing knowledge and information that is useful in planning local events. We are conveniently located in Palm Harbor and welcome new patients. Contact us for your next appointments at (813) 289 – 0560.


Top 5 Healthy Halloween Dental Tips

Parents should be mindful of the effects of Halloween treats on overall health without spoiling all of the enjoyment for your children. We have compiled a list of our favorite Healthy Halloween Dental Tips to help keep your children’s smile healthy during the Halloween season and all year. Our Top 5 Healthy Halloween Dental Tips:

  1. Timing Your Sweet Indulgences:
    Eat Halloween candy after mealtime. Your salivary glands are kicked in gear when you have a meal. The production of saliva helps to naturally rinse the food particles away. This also helps rid the bacteria from the sugary foods that can cause tooth decay.
  2.  Staying Properly Hydrated:
    Drinking plenty of water each day not only keeps you hydrated, it keeps your teeth strong. Drinking water helps flush away debris and bacteria that are harmful if left to grow and flourish. Make water your primary source for hydration and stay away from sweet drinks. Sweet beverages keep the teeth in frequent contact with sugar increasing the risk of tooth decay.
  3.  Eating Nutritious Meals:
    Diets high in sugar are dangerous not to your overall wellness, but also can wreak havoc on your teeth. Teaching your children the importance of healthy eating habits will keep them fueled-up and help keep their teeth and gums in top shape.
  4. Choosing Your Sweets:
    Just as the time you choose to enjoy your sweet treats is important, the length of time these sugary foods remain in your mouth plays a role as well. Hard candies that you hold in your mouth for a longer time keep your teeth saturated in sugar. Also, sticky candies cling to your teeth such as taffy and gummy bears. These stickier candies take longer to get washed away by saliva and increase the risk of tooth decay. Softer sweets that dissolve quickly are more favorable. 
  5. Brushing Twice a Day:
    Lastly, we always encourage proper oral hygiene as one of the top picks to maintaining oral health during any holiday season and all year long. Brushing twice a day and flossing between the teeth will ensure that the plaque that has accumulated throughout the day has been properly removed.

Palm Harbor Premier Dental would like to wish everyone a Happy Halloween. We encourage everyone to enjoy the sweeter things in life while maintaining long-lasting dental health. Be sure to keep your dental checkups every 6 months and stay on top of your professional cleanings, x-rays and examinations. Call us today for further questions or to schedule your dental checkup at (813) 289 – 0560.


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