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Top 10 Oral Health Tips to Enjoy Your Halloween

Top 10 Oral Health Tips to Enjoy Your Halloween

Top 10 Oral Health Tips to Enjoy Your Halloween

Tis the season for ghosts and ghouls and large bowls of candy. It’s all time for useful oral health tips for Halloween that can help you protect your family’s teeth from cavities and other types of damage caused by the numerous goodies you will find in your child’s trick or treat bag.

Here are 10 easy oral health tips to enjoy your Halloween:

  • Avoid sugary snacks that can coat your teeth. The sugar from these snacks can remain in your mouth for hours.

  • Drink water often to dilute the amount of sugar in your mouth and rinse away debris.

  • After Halloween, only keep your favorite candies and treats. Give the rest of it away.

  • When you snack after Halloween, choose the right types of candy or treats that won’t coat your teeth in sugar.

  • Reduce the number of sugary drinks you consume each day. In addition to the sugar you get from your candy, the sugary drinks you consume can also add to the sugar that stays in your mouth.

  • Do away with sticky treats adhere to your teeth and get caught in the spaces between them.

  • Eat healthy foods to satisfy your hunger before you take a piece of candy.

  • Timing is everything. Eat your treats at meal time or shortly after.

  • Brush your teeth twice a day and floss once a day to keep plaque and tartar from building up.

  • After you eat your treats, chew a piece of ADA approved gum. This will increase the amount of saliva you produce and help to rinse away excess sugar.

Always remember to visit your dentist regularly to ensure your teeth remain in good condition. They can offer additional dental health tips for Halloween.