Halloween is without a doubt one of the undisputed favorite days of the year for children of all ages, just ask two-and a half year old Leo Politelli. All decked out in his big blue dinosaur costume, Leo is ready for his second annual Halloween stroll through his Cranston neighborhood. As a young preschooler, he is preparing for a lifetime ahead of creative costumes, crisp autumn nights, greeting neighbors, dodging the occasional “trick”, but mostly, stocking up on bags full of CANDY! Sugary, chewy, chocolate-y and sticky CANDY!
Although these sweet confections are a favorite of children, they can cause real problems for their maturing teeth – a short-term treat with long-term implications in the form of cavities and tooth decay. While Leo may be enjoying his first official trick-or-treat experience on the 31st, you can be sure his father, Dr. Dan Politelli will be carefully rationing out his candy stash so as to inflict the least amount of damage possible to young Leo’s teeth.
Candy may feel like children’s “best friend” at this time of year, but it is surely their teeth’s worse enemy. This is when Dr. Politelli, a family dentist whose busy practice is located on Warwick Avenue, comes in. As a dentist, he sees the impact of candy ~ especially those chewy sticky candies that find their way into every crevice of your child’s mouth ~ every day. His advice: keep atop of your child’s oral care. This means two-minute teeth brushing sessions, morning and night. It means flossing and mindfulness when it comes to the consumption of too much candy. It also means regular dental visits, beginning with children as young as his adorable son Leo.
Routine visits to Dr. Politelli to help maintain your oral health are essential to your long-term, overall health. The dental practice of Politelli Family Dental is all about preserving the health of your teeth and about keeping your smile bright through the comprehensive and state-of-the-art dental services it provides.
Here at Politelli Family Dental, Dr. Politelli performs a wide range of procedures on patients of all ages, from those preschoolers like Leo through those senior years. Some of these many services include:
Fillings, crowns, bridges and implant restorations
Root canals & extractions
Same-day emergency care
Dentures, (complete and partials) and repairs
Cosmetic dentistry, including veneers and custom teeth whitening
Cleanings, sealants and fluorides
Before you indulge your appetite for too much candy this fall, give Dr. Politelli a call to schedule your dental exam.
Politelli Family Dental is located at 1353 Warwick Avenue, just south of Hoxsie Corners. Hours are Mon. & Tues., 8:00am to 5:00pm, Wednesdays, 1:00pm to 7:00pm, Thursdays, 9:30am – 6:30pm and Saturdays, 8:00am to 1:00pm. All major insurances are accepted. For your appointment, call the office at 401-463-5480. To learn more, visit them at www.PolitelliDental.com.