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5 Tips for a Healthy Halloween

trick or treatersIt’s that time of year again-the ghouls, pumpkins, and witches are in full swing!

With spooky season upon us, we wanted to share a few helpful tips for you and your loved ones to have a safe and healthy Halloween that your smile will thank you for.

  1. It’s no secret that candy is typically filled with sugar-but the high sugar content isn’t the only thing to limit when it comes to sweets. Candy that is hard or stays in your mouth for a long time can cause chipped or cracked teeth when bitten.
  2. If you’re trick or treating with children, take a water bottle with you. Drinking water between snacking on candy can help wash away the sticky coating and debris left behind, protecting their teeth.
  3. In the days and weeks following Halloween, there will likely be a plethora of candy left out to snack on. During this time, try to limit sugary drinks like sodas and juices so that you aren’t double-dipping on sugar intake.
  4. When eating leftover candy, try to eat it close to mealtime. Your mouth produces excess saliva when you eat meals, which helps rinse away debris and neutralize acid.
  5. In the event of a dental emergency (cracked teeth from sweet treats are more common than you think), we’re here for you. Contact our team to get an appointment sooner rather than later to avoid a serious oral health issue.

We look forward to hearing from you soon, and wish you a happy and safe Halloween.

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