Halloween can be a really fun time of year. Adults, and children, can enjoy dressing up as spooky ghosts, silly monsters, or a favorite movie character. But of course don’t forget that Halloween is a time of year when there are lots of treats and sweets almost anywhere you go which are very tempting. If you are worried about how to keep your oral hygiene habits up during this sweet time of the year, the team at Dental Partners of Boston has you covered.
Everyone deserves some candy here and there and during Halloween, and you’re going to want to enjoy some of those sweets as well. But, to mitigate some of that damage that can be caused by lots of candy, we have some helpful suggestions:
These tips can help you maintain good oral hygiene habits and healthy mouths even during Halloween time
1: Brush away the treats with good brushing and flossing habits.
Brushing properly is important to prevent tooth decay. After you, eat some candy, make sure to brush and floss. Use good brushing and flossing habits such as to use short, gentle strokes and to hold the brush at a 45 degree angle towards the gum line.
2: Making a plan.
All good things in moderation decide to eat the candy slowly over time or to set a limit on, use the treats as a reward after you have completed a difficult task, or share some of your candy with a friend, co-worker, or family member There isn’t one right answer, but making a plan can lead to better, smarter choices for your candy intake.
3: Another idea is to swap candy for a healthier snack
If you feel the urge to have more candy, when you know you have already had enough, look at an alternative snack like a piece of fruit which is still sweet, but also has the vitamins and nutrients that can help you stay healthy. This is also important as cold season is here.
After the sugar rush of Halloween, it doesn’t hurt to stop by your dentist for a check-up. Dental Partners of Boston, can schedule a teeth cleaning or exam at a time that works best for you with our very convenient hours. Also, do not hesitate to ask our dentists questions while you visit about oral hygiene habits, we are happy to help.