Tips for a Healthy Halloween

Halloween is just days away, and everyone knows what that means… bags upon bags of free candy and goodies! It is the perfect time of year to stock up on sweets for the winter, which is most parents’ worst nightmare for their children.

It is essential to have a game plan as Halloween can present various health and safety challenges, although it is okay to eat candy on Halloween.

At Dentistryon88, we have you covered. Here is how you can help your family and oral hygiene stay healthy on Halloween and throughout the year.

Choose Candy Carefully

Avoid overconsuming hard candy. Although okay in moderation, you should avoid and watch out for the length of time sugary food is in your mouth, as it can aid in tooth decay. If candies stay in the mouth for a long period of time, you may be subject to an increased risk for tooth decay.

Timing is Key

Indulging on Halloween and the days to follow is inevitable, especially for your child. You should consider eating Halloween candy and other sugary foods with meals or shortly after your meal. Given that saliva production increases during meals, it can help cancel out acids products by bacteria in your mouth and rinse away any food particles.

Have a Plan

It is so tempting to keep candy around following Halloween and Trick-or-Treating festivities. One way to avoid overconsumption of sugary snacks and sweets is to choose your favourite and save the rest for a later date or even donate the rest!

Drink More Water

Drinking more water washes away the sugar and helps prevent tooth decay, especially fluoridated water!

Maintain A Healthy Diet

The foods you choose to consume act as fuel to the body and how often you eat affects your general health as well as the health of both your teeth & gums.

Brush Twice A Day

Brush your teeth twice a day with good toothpaste to aid in the prevention of tooth decay and cavities.

Maintain Regular Dental Visits

Oral hygiene appointments allow your dentist to properly clean and check your teeth to act on any issues before it’s too late!

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