The spooky time of the year has arrived again. Halloween is just around the corner, and though it presents us with immense opportunities for fun and laughter, sometimes it also presents us with some safety and hygiene challenges.
Needless to say, Halloween means a bag full of free candies and sweets to eat, save, and cherish throughout this time of the year. As fun as this is, it is also important to remember some of the issues that may arise with it.
Eating sweets and candies is absolutely okay, but having a plan is just as necessary. Excess eating of candies without having a proper plan can definitely increase your risk of getting cavities and other deadlier diseases.
Halloween is not Halloween without sweets and candies, so the key to maintaining the perfect dental health is to follow some rules during these times. Maintaining dental hygiene is just as important as anything, especially when you are consuming so much sugar in just a few weeks.
You can easily maintain healthy dental hygiene by following some simple rules. As simple as these rules look, it is very important to maintain these if you want to have the maximum fun while staying healthy.
As Halloween is for kids, it is very important to make them take good care of their teeth during these times.
Here are some of the best tips from us on how you can maintain the perfect dental hygiene even in the times of Halloween:
First of all, pick your candies carefully:
Usually, the hard candies get stuck in your mouth and stay there for a long time until youbrush and floss. The more the sweet candies stays with your teeth, the more decay happens. Candies on Halloween are mostly sweet, so if you are not taking sugar-free alternatives, try to not choose hard candies or sticky candies so that you can avoid this mess.
Secondly, have somewhat of a timetable for consumingsnacks:
Try to eat the candy with or shortly after your daily meals. This easily prevents the candies from sticking inside your mouth, as more foods and saliva during the mealtime rinses away most of thesugar.
That’s right, saliva helps you rinse away the sweet food particles. That’s also why it’s better to stop eating candies throughout the day since saliva cannot keep up with the amount of sugar that needs to be washed away.If you absolutely cannot live without snacking on candies every once in a while, try chewing gum with the ADA seal of approval, which is reserved for sugarless gum. Chewing sugarless gum for 20 minutes should increase the flow of saliva, which helps wash away the candy from your teeth..
Thirdly, go with your usual healthy dental hygiene plan, but follow a stricter version:
Brushing twice a day is an absolute must, for at least two minutes. Remember to use an ADA accepted fluoride toothpaste.
Flossing is also equally important. Sticky candies get stuck inside the parts your bristles of the toothbrush may not even reach. You should floss your teeth once a day to remove any of the food particles or plaque.
Apart from candies, try your best to maintain a healthy meal plan. Also,do not forget to drink more water throughout the day.
Halloween is the time of fun for all ages. As much as we would love to eat candies and sweet stuff during these times, it is always advisableto take care of your dental health properly.
And last, but not least, visit a dentist regularly:
Even if you maintain your hygiene routines, dental problems can still emerge. It is always better to consult a dentist before it is too late. That’s why you should visit your dentist regularly.
Do you or someone you know need information about a dental hygiene visit? Contact Prestige Dental Care to schedule your consultation!