7 Ways to Prevent Cavities this Halloween

Halloween is a fun time of year and we want to keep it that way.  Yes, we’re dentists but we’re also regular people who love candy, too!  The key to keeping your teeth healthy this Halloween is not to avoid candy , but following these tips and reminders!  Happy Halloween!

  1. Always maintain healthy dental habits no matter the time of year.  It’s easy to focus on teeth during Halloween but the truth is, if you take care of your teeth year round, they will be strong enough to get through October with no problems.
  2. Eat healthy when you can.  We don’t expect you to skip out on candy entirely but it’s probably best if your meals consist of something besides chocolate.  Nuts make a filling substitute when you’re looking for a quick snack.
  3. Brush your teeth in the morning and before you go to bed.  This is simply a good habit to get into.  Not only will brushing your teeth be good for them, it will have you looking and feeling fresh throughout the day and night.
  4. Floss when you brush.  You may remember flossing being a hassle in the past.  You would have to get just the right amount of string and then try to squeeze your fingers in your mouth to get your back teeth.  The hassle is gone with dental flossers that are about the length of a toothpick.
  5. Ration out your candy.  Bad things happen when you eat all your candy at once.  First of all, it’s bad for your teeth.  Second of all, if you eat it all at once, you won’t have any candy later!  If you eat a few pieces of candy a day, your teeth and your sweet tooth will be happier.
  6. Brush your teeth right after eating candy.  Like we said, we don’t want you to stop eating candy; we just want to help you be responsible when you do it.  If you brush after a chocolate bar, the sugars won’t have time to really damage your teeth.
  7. Maintain your regularly scheduled appointments with your dentist.  Your dentist knows your teeth almost as well as you do so he or she will be able to keep your teeth and your dental health up to par.  When you see your dentist frequently, you will be able to take care of issues before they become real problems.

If you don’t have a dentist, give us a call at The Dental Center at Easton Town Center and we’ll get your teeth in shape for a Happy Halloween.

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