If you are considering guzzling down sweets or treats this Halloween season, there are a few important facts to keep in mind. Your risks for tooth decay and dental erosion drastically increase during this time, so it is important to make sure you practice discretion before and after the holiday. Here are some tips to remember:
– Chewy Candy: Avoid chewy candy, as it can easily linger in your mouth and increase the rate of tooth decay.
– Hard Candy: Avoid hard candy, as it can easily chip or crack your teeth.
– Acidic Sweets: Avoid acidic sweets such sour snacks, which have a low pH and can lead to dental erosion.
– Healthy Treats: Always make sure you’re eating healthy treats and not limiting yourself strictly to sugary snacks.
– Candy Exchange: Offer to exchange your loved one’s candy for toys, money, or other rewards.
– Candy Disposal: After the holidays, dispose of any extra candy you have.
– Dental Checkups: Feel free to visit your dentist for routine checkups and professional cleanings.
Be sure your teeth can enjoy Halloweens for a lifetime. To make an appointment with Dr. Clifford Morton, please contact us at 770-973-0141, or stop by our office in Marietta, Georgia. From all of us at Morton Aesthetic and Implant Dentistry, have a ‘spooktacular’ Halloween!