5 Tips to Enjoy Halloween Treats and Scare Your Dental Zombies
It’s the spooky Halloween time again! Halloween is that time of the year when you gather with your whole family to enjoy trick-or-treating! Moreover, at Halloween, you are less stringent on your children to allow them to experience this mysterious, fun-filled holiday and indulge in sweets a lot more than usual. It’s tradition, right?
The chilling part of Halloween is the harm that all the sugary treats cause to your teeth! Spooky plaque feasts on sugar, letting it spread and take over your mouth in no time. Some of the common evils of plaque build-up include gum disease, bad breath, sensitive teeth, and even tooth decay. So don’t you forget that plaque build-up is just like a ghost!
Halloween can be really fun for your entire family if you follow these 5 dental health tips:
Pick Your Candies With ‘Kid Gloves’
Every Halloween treat isn’t scary! Trick your children into having healthier treat options to discourage consumption of sour, chewy and hard candies. Grab the chance this Halloween to emphasize the value of good dental health to your children while still permitting your little devils to enjoy those Halloween treats. After all, Halloween is a fun time for your whole family, so a big ‘BOO’ to the wicked teeth bacteria!
Moderation is the Key so Wise You Be
Don’t just mindlessly plunge your head into the candy container and start savoring every item available at one go! Exercise some common sense and wisdom and consume the candy rationally, especially if you don’t wish to get a one-way ticket to cavity junction. This tip will be most effective if you keep the surplus candy hidden away!
Fear All that Sticky Treat Vampire
You are aware what we are suggesting. The types of sweet delicacies that cling to your teeth are dangerous while you wonder if it’ll EVER fall off. Simply avoid these gummy treats particularly if your child wears braces. These cavity-causing, gluey, pleasing treats create havoc on orthodontic work. Start employing this tip from this Halloween to get rid of the vampire bacteria inside your teeth and have the last laugh!
Time It Right to Boost Dental Fight
We can understand how difficult can it be to resist candy treats, especially when you have undergone so much trick or treating for it! Schedule eating Halloween candy or other sugary treats with meals or just after mealtime for your family. Saliva production during meals gets enhanced which helps neutralize the acids produced by the menacing bacteria in your mouth and rinses away food particles.
Cavity Creeps Don’t Go on Vacation
This is no trick because relishing your Halloween treats can render your mouth a fun abode to the dental zombies. Make sure to plan some face time with your mirror and also tag your children along to ensure they properly brush and floss their teeth. After devouring on the sweets particular the sticky ones, it’s essential to kill those cavity-causing creeps at the earliest.
Bask in your Halloween moments and be safe. Just because you are all decked up in your Halloween costume doesn’t imply your overall common sense should jump out of the window!
Dr. Orest Frangopol is the Owner of OC Dental Implants, a leading dental office in the Orange County area. Dr. Frangopol is an expert in providing comprehensive implant services that include: single tooth dental implant, bone grafting, dental implants and full mouth reconstruction. He along with his team has a reputation of offering affordable dental implants combined with customized treatment for all his patients.