It is no secret that Halloween can be a very dangerous time for your oral health. Candy of all kinds can be very tempting, for both children and adults. However, if you do choose to indulge or allow your family members to enjoy these sweet treats, it is important to remember a few important tips and tricks from your dentist!
We are realistic, we know that you don’t be the one house giving out apples to trick or treaters. There are many tasty alternatives to traditional lollipops of gummy candies. Sugar free gum has become an increasingly popular go-to when trying to satisfy your sweet craving. It even contains ingredients which can help you fight plaque and cavities! Additionally, when you chew it actually causes the mouth to naturally produce more saliva, which aids in oral health and cleanliness as well!
If You Must Indulge…
If you must indulge in some Halloween candy, it is important to stick to the basics: chocolate. Sugary, gummy, chewy candies are probably the worst offenders to your teeth. Their contents easily stick to the enamel and gums, leaving you prone to the development of cavities, often very quickly. Chocolate tends to be a bit on the healthier side, as long as it doesn’t contain caramel or other sticky components. Remember to drink water after each time you eat candy, as this will help wash away some of the sugar and chemicals if you cannot brush right away.
We want you and your family to have a safe, happy and healthy Halloween and holiday season (and avoid any scary dental situations)! If you experience any pain or discomfort, we are here to check out your teeth and keep you smiling all year long!
Call Dr Anasinski and her team to maintain your own and your children’s oral health. Remember that a routine of regular dental visits along with home care can avoid difficulties in the future and help keep your gums and body healthy! Call Us: 847-685-6686