Dental Care Tips For Halloween
Halloween is a fun holiday enjoyed by people of all ages. Whether you are trick-or-treating, watching scary movies, or handing out candy, Halloween is a time for everyone to enjoy themselves. However, it can also be a hazardous holiday for your teeth. Here are a few dental care tips to ensure your teeth stay healthy this Halloween.
Tricks for Treats
Trick-or-treaters should enjoy candy in moderation, but don't forget to brush and floss afterward! Fruit chews, caramels, gummy candies, and sour candies can stick to your teeth and cause cavities if left uncared for. Limit your intake of these types of treats to just a few a week. If you can't resist eating candies, brush your teeth or rinse your mouth with water immediately after enjoying them to remove food particles from your teeth.
Halloween Oral Hygiene
Halloween does come with a few added risks for your oral health, but you can be proactive and work at protecting your teeth this Halloween season. Here are some tips to help!
- Avoid the candy bucket. While we love a good piece of sweet candy, the sugar in the candy can cause tooth decay. Feel free to indulge your sweet tooth on one day, but limit the damage by avoiding the bucket of candy!
- Eat some cheese. Did you know that dairy is good for your teeth? Cheese and other dairy products like yogurt contain calcium that helps build strong teeth. Plus, no one ever said that eating a piece of cheese wasn't fun for Halloween, so go ahead and pop that string cheese into your mouth.
- Brush and floss regularly. We know it's scary to think about going to the dentist during the holiday season. However, skipping your regular cleanings and exams can increase your risk for cavities and gum disease. Even if you don't have any pain or problems, it's important to visit your dentist twice a year.
- Don't forget about your dental health! Just because you're busy trying to prepare for trick-or-treaters doesn't mean you can ignore your oral health. Make sure you have time to take care of your smile before all the spooky stuff begins!
- These tips can help you be proactive with your oral health and protect your smile from damage during Halloween this year. If you have any questions for us in the meantime, don't hesitate to reach out to us! We're always happy to help our patients in any way we can.
Please reach out to our dental practice in Kansas City, KS, to have a consultation with our dentists, Dr. Moreno and Dr. Tejada. Please call us at (913) 647-1900 or schedule an online consultation, and we'll guide you further.