Tips For a Healthy and Happy Hallow’s Eve
Here at CITIDental Brookline, we don’t like to be a party pooper. But it’s that time of year to remind our clients and friends to take good care of their teeth during the Halloween season. We know that there’s a lot of opportunity to splurge on candy since all the kids are up in arms and dressing extra cute and scary, pulling out all the stops to have an extra memorable Halloween. Maybe you decided a long time ago that you’re not going to be the person giving out raisins and calling them “nature’s candy,” so we’re here to help you maintain a happy median during these confusing times.
Bags of free candy are on every kid’s agenda as they look to stockpile an endless cache of goodies to draw upon for the long winter. We’re here to help you construct an intelligent plan to navigate the minefields of this holiday season.
- First, time your candy eating right. Eat your Halloween candy (if you must) in close proximity with other meals or shortly after mealtime. The reason we recommend this is because saliva production increases during meals. This helps to cancel out acids that are produced by the bacteria in your mouth which can compromise the enamel of your teeth.
- Choose your candy carefully. If you’re going to hijack your little one’s grab bag, then you should be selective about what you steal from them. Stay away from hard candy and other sweets that are designed to stay in your mouth for an extended period of time. Also, stay away from sticky candies such as taffy. Try to acquire a taste for sugar-free candy. Your teeth will thank you in the long run.
- Drink a lot of water. This will keep your mouth rinsed. You could also go with tap, since fluoridated water can help prevent tooth decay. Staying away from sugary beverages like soda and sports drinks will help you avoid the corresponding tooth decay.
- Brush and floss regularly. Of course, this goes without saying. But we just want to remind you that the best way to obtain great oral health is to establish and maintain healthy brushing habits.
If you have any questions, please contact CITIDental Brookline today. Call now to schedule your routine checkup this holiday season and we’ll make sure you stay ahead of the game when it comes to your healthy smile.