The best way to prepare your teeth and gums for the upcoming Halloween season is to set forth an effective candy plan. A candy plan features techniques and methods to improve your oral health care, regular visits to your dentist, and a prevention checklist of products to exercise caution with or avoid altogether.
With Halloween, it is important always to be aware of the products you consume. This includes exercising caution with candy apples and popcorn balls, which can easily chip or crack teeth, as well as caramels and taffy, which can easily stick to your teeth and gums and can be difficult to brush away. Furthermore, it is important always to make sure you dispose of any excess candy after the holidays to avoid snacking for numerous weeks after.
If you wish to forgo sugary sweets, you can always swap them out for alternatives such as healthy snacks like fruits and vegetables. If you do decide to keep sugary sweets in your Halloween plans, avoid snacking on them between meals. Instead, add them as part of a larger meal to ensure they can be washed away more easily.
If you have any questions or concerns, or to set up an appointment with Dr. Sarah Frye, please call us to at 336.248.5057, or stop by our office in Lexington, North Carolina. From everyone at Sarah E. Frye, DDS PA, we wish you a safe, fun, and happy Halloween!