Don’t Let Halloween Candy Hurt Your Smile!

If you have a weakness for Halloween candy, the holiday can certainly be easy to enjoy, but it can be harder for your smile. Even a short time spent with more exposure to sugary treats can make you vulnerable to problems with dental decay. For parents, the holiday calls for smarter smile care at home as well as better support for kids who can have a harder time turning down sweets. At our Rochester, MN dentist’s office, we can offer support at every routine dental appointment to help you stay safe against cavities and gum disease. In between these visits, the right habits—and proper precautions at times like Halloween—can keep your smile safe from harm.

This Is A Scary Time Of Year For Our Teeth

As Halloween approaches, you can find yourself with access to far more candy than usual. The goodies we pick up for trick-or-treaters, the offerings at gatherings, and even the offering of treats at the office can add to the amount of sugar we consume at this time of year. Both kids and adults need to be careful about what they consume as the holiday comes and goes, as this brief time can cause enough harm to seriously raise your cavity risk. Once a cavity forms, you will need a dental filling or dental crown to address the permanent damage to your enamel. Fortunately, the right choices and habits can help you finish the season without dental trouble!

Are You Doing Enough To Protect Your Smile?

You should always feel as though your smile care routine is enough to keep your smile safe, but it can be especially important to manage your oral hygiene routine effectively at a time when you might have more exposure to treats that make you susceptible to decay. Make sure you brush and floss thoroughly each day, with at least two minutes of brushing twice a day, and a flossing routine that fully cleans the spaces between your teeth. You can confirm that your habits are effective when you see your dentist for preventive services.

Make Sure Your Kids Stay Cavity-Free During The Halloween Season

You have more than your own smile care to worry about during Halloween when you have kids. Younger people can find their Halloween candy too tempting to resist, which means they can consume more and face a higher risk for cavities without limits on what they can have per day. You should also use this as a time to check on their smile care routine to make sure they are doing a good job cleaning their teeth. Your dentist can provide valuable updates about their health at a routine pediatric dental exam.

Talk To Your Rochester, MN Dentist About How You Can Keep Your Smile Protected

Halloween can offer up many fun activities, but it can also leave us vulnerable to cavities. We can help you maintain the right habits and enjoy the right protection to keep your smile safe from harm. If you have questions or want to know more, call Calcagno Cosmetic And Family Dentistry in Rochester, MN at (507) 281-3659.