4 Healthy Teeth Tips for Halloween

4 Healthy Teeth Tips for Halloween

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Many kids (and kids at heart) look forward to Halloween. It’s the time of the year when all sorts of candies and other treats are handed out freely. 

During this spooky season of fun and treats, Cakmes Dental Studio wants to ensure that you and your family’s oral health is well-taken care of. 

The following can help you keep your teeth healthy while enjoying Halloween

  • Brush and floss

Brushing and flossing your teeth are one of the simplest yet important ways of keeping your teeth and gums healthy. 

Brushing your teeth for at least 2 minutes with a fluoride toothpaste makes sure that no sugar will be sticking on your teeth, especially at night. 

Flossing is also important as it removes food particles between your teeth that your toothbrush bristles can’t reach. Plus, it helps remove plaque beneath your gum line.

  • Pick a treat or two

Like many of us, you may get used to treats during Halloween. While not having these sugary treats is ideal, some of us may find it challenging to do. 

A good compromise is picking a fun-size treat or two and giving the rest away.

  • Make your own sugar-free treats

The two types of bacteria that are destructive in your mouth feed on sugar. They form a dental plaque, a sticky, colorless film on the surface of your teeth.

When plaque is not washed away by saliva or by brushing, the mouth becomes more acidic, making it more prone to developing cavities.

Hence, avoiding sugar can benefit your dental health. 

If you are considering this route, making your own sugar-free treats this Halloween is a great idea. There are tons of recipes you can find online – from candies to savory meals you can share in Halloween parties. 

  • Drink plenty of water

Drinking water, especially a fluorinated one, is one of the most beneficial things you can do to prevent tooth decay.

Halloween may only be celebrated once a year but taking care of your dental health can benefit you for years to come.

To request an appointment at Cakmes Dental Studio, call us at (865) 584-6163 or visit: https://cakmesdentalstudio.com/contact/.

References:

https://www.altamed.org/articles/trick-or-teeth-tips-healthy-halloween

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/how-sugar-destroys-teeth#section2

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