Too Many Sweets Can Undermine Your Oral Care Efforts

While Halloween occurs on the last date of October, the start of the month can see offices adorned with spooky decorations, and grocery stores filled with candy for trick-or-treaters. For anyone with a sweet tooth, it can be particularly difficult to refrain from a few more goodies than usual. Unfortunately, if you continue to indulge, you can do more harm to your smile than you realize, and wind up with a cavity! Our Rochester, MN dental practice is ready to restore your smile if a problem occurs. We can also help you protect yourself during a routine dental exam, and by offering smart smile care tips you should follow between appointments!

The Importance Of Practicing Moderation With Sweets

Even if you dedicated meaningful time and attention to brushing and flossing, it is important to remember that your diet decisions can seriously impact your cavity risk. If you continue to sneak “just a few” extra treats into your typical day during the Halloween season, you can have a hard time protecting your enamel from damage done by oral bacteria. Simply put, you should exercise moderation at all times when it comes to sweets. While brushing more often, or drinking water to rinse your mouth, can help, it is important to take the dental threat of candy seriously!

Some Candies Can Be Particularly Harmful

While any product packed with sugar can be trouble for your teeth, certain candies can be particularly troubling. Hard candies can create more wear and tear, and may even do damage to a tooth. This harm can be serious enough to make the placement of a dental crown necessary. Sticky treats can be hard to remove from your teeth, and this can lead to oral bacteria enjoying more food for a longer period of time. Unaddressed food residue can make you more likely to need a dental filling for tooth decay.

Tips To Protect Your Family’s Teeth Through The Halloween Season

While everyone who enjoys sweets should be careful during Halloween, it can be particularly tough to protect kids’ smiles this time of year. Make sure you put limits on how much trick-or-treating candy your kids enjoy per day, and check in on them as they brush and floss. Parents should resist the urge to binge on leftover candy once the night dies down, and make sure to follow their limits when it comes to snacking on goodies.

Calcagno Cosmetic And Family Dentistry Can Help You Maintain Great Oral Health!

Calcagno Cosmetic And Family Dentistry is ready to help you maintain great oral health throughout the entire year! We understand that Halloween can be an especially tricky time when it comes to protecting your smile, but with the right support, and the right approach to your own care, you can keep your family’s smiles in great shape. To schedule a consultation at our Rochester, MN dental office, please call (507) 281-3659.