If there’s one things kids love about Halloween, it’s definitely the endless amount of candy they get at Halloween parties and/or while trick or treating. Who doesn’t love candy? According to Fact Finder, “Each year Americans spend nearly $9 billion on candy, much of it ends up on the teeth of the 41 million trick-or-treating children ages 5-14 across the U.S.” The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) wants to remind parents that when it comes to cavities, not all Halloween treats are created equal.
Renowned dentist Dr. Jade Miller, D.D.S. (and President of the AADP) joined me for an interview to discuss what makes Halloween such a scary holiday for kids teeth, the worst kind of candy to have (my favorite sour candy made this list!), andtricky treats that are a healthier option. He also shared simple ways to keep the “mouth monsters” (tooth decay) from harming kids teeth this Halloween season, and much more!
Please be sure to watch the video below to see my interview with dentist Dr. Jade Miller and to hear his helpful tips for parents and guardians of children. This was such a great interview, even I learned a lot about my favorite candy, and simple ways I can protect my teeth.
Video: Watch renowned dentist Dr. Jade Miller, D.D.S. discus Halloween mouth monsters with Candace Rose. For more information please visit: MyChildrensTeeth.org.
Jade Miller DDS Bio
Dr. Jade Miller is the current President of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. He has maintained a private practice in pediatric dentistry since 1983 in Reno, Nevada USA. He is married and is proud father of 3 children and 2 grandchildren. Besides maintaining a full-time dental practice Dr. Miller has many other involvements outside of his dental practice.
-Within Organized Dentistry- Past Delegate to the American Dental Association; ADA Council on Dental Education and Licensure Representative. Chairman, Committee on Anesthesiology; Chairman of Continuing Education Recognition Process (CERP) Committee; ADA Advisory Committee on Evidence-Based Dentistry; Past President, Nevada Dental Association and Northern Nevada Dental Society;
-Within Governmental Agencies: Chairman, Nevada State Board of Health; President, Nevada State Board of Dental Examiners; Nevada Trust Fund for Public Health; Nevada State Board of Dental Examiners, Examiner, Sedation Examiner and Disciplinary Officer; Medical Advisory Committee State of Nevada Medicaid.
-Certifications, Awards and Honors: Board Certified in Pediatric Dentistry; American College of Dentist; International College of Dentist; Academy of Dentistry International; Pierre Fauchard Academy;
-Academic appointments: Faculty, University of Nevada, School of Medicine-Cranial Facial Anomaly Team; Faculty, University of the Pacific, Arthur Dugoni School of Dentistry; Faculty, University of Washington School of Dentistry.
Sponsor: American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Candace Rose was not compensated by the sponsor for this interview.