October is here, which means Halloween is right around the corner! Many households will fill up with bags of candy and sweets, lasting a few months! What is one to do with all of that sugar? How can you have a healthy Halloween? Our dental team at Simply Wellness Dental have a few tips to get you through!
Time The Sugar
Enjoy Halloween Candy near or shortly after mealtime. The saliva produced during meals helps to cancel out acids produced by bacteria in your mouth.
Be Selective With Candy
Avoid eating candy that is hard or sticky. These candies can stay in your mouth for a longer amount of time. The length of time sweets stay in your mouth plays a role in tooth decay and gum disease.
Drink Plenty Of Water
While it may be the season to indulge in candy and treats – be sure to drink plenty of water. Water can help flush away sugar and food particles hanging around in your mouth. In addition, fluoridated water can help prevent tooth decay.
Stick To A Healthy Diet
Your body needs a nutritious and balanced diet. Try to fill up on healthy foods full of vitamins and nutrients. This will leave less room for sugar and sweet treats!
Maintain Good Oral Hygiene
Clean your teeth by brushing twice a day for two minutes and flossing once per day. It is also important to change your toothbrush every three months or as the bristles fray.
Check in With Your Burnaby Dentist
Our team at Simply Wellness Dental is happy to keep your oral health on the right track! There are problems only a professional can spot early on. We take a preventative approach to your oral health and want to make sure you put your best smile forward.
Book Your Appointment
This Halloween season, stay on top of sugar and sweet treats in your household. Follow our guidelines and help your family to keep their smiles healthy and strong. We offer dental care for all ages – kids, teens, adults and seniors too! For any questions or to book your routine checkups, contact our office!