Don’t go batty this season trying to figure out which candies are best for you and your family. Instead, practice moderation, and don’t go ‘goblin’ down anything and everything that finds its way into your baskets this year. We ‘boo-lieve’ you can prevent getting spooked by cavities. Here are some additional tips to help you out:
– Dispose of any extra candy lying around after the holiday, as you may find yourself eating it for weeks afterward.
– Be sure to remember that the longer candy is in contact with your teeth, the longer tooth decay can occur. As always, be sure to brush and floss.
– Avoid hard candy, which can chip teeth, and is difficult to brush away, or sticky candy, which can stick to the teeth’s enamel, and speed up the rate of tooth decay.
– Try to indulge in healthy treats. Your sweet tooth need not be limited only to sugary snacks this season.
– If you have children, swap out their candy for toys they may have been interested in, as a way for them to enjoy the joys of trick-or-treating, but also to stop them from eating buckets of candy afterward. You could also offer a buyback program to the child, and offer the child money, or incentives, in exchange for their candy.
– Visit your dentist for an oral exam and professional cleaning.
Also, don’t forget to floss behind your fangs!
From everyone at Orem Pediatric Dentistry, we wish you a happy Halloween! For more ‘ghoulriffic’ tricks and treats, please call us to at 801-802-7200, or stop by our office in Orem, Utah.