How to Save your Teeth this Halloween

Pediatric and Children’s Dentistry Mesa, AZHalloween is here and so are mountains of treats and sweets everywhere you turn. You can help your teeth safely survive the candy onslaught by following a few simple tips every day.

Go cold turkey

For some, it is easier to simply avoid every and all types of candies and sweets during Halloween. This will certainly make it simpler to guard your teeth from cavities, but can be trying to the best of us. If deleting sugar from your life sounds scary, opt for a more moderate path by simply cutting down your sugar intake.

Eat right

By maintaining a healthy diet, you arm yourself with the power to resist sugary urges. Loading your plate with whole foods, fiber, and protein will help keep you satisfied while delivering the essential vitamins and minerals your body craves. Never go grocery shopping while hungry and plan by making a list of items you need. This will not only help you skip the treat aisle, but will help your wallet as well.

Be picky about your candy

The abundance of candy available at every turn can make you feel like you have to try it all. Instead, choose to try only one or two of your favorites then donate or get rid of the rest. For instance, some communities have non-profit organizations that donate candy to troops overseas.

Avoid sticky or hard candies

Hard or sticky candies are particularly bad for your dental health. Hard candy like suckers stays in your mouth for far too long, while sticky candies like taffy leave behind a lot of residues. Both of these situations increase the risk of cavities.

Schedule a Consultation

One of the best ways to guard against tooth decay is to schedule regular visits with your dentist. Adhering to your daily dental regimen is invaluable, but not enough. Consistent dental cleanings will keep tartar from accumulating on your teeth and allow your doctor to monitor your dental health. Contact Drs of Smiles to arrange your next visit today. You can reach our office at 480-834-6991. We hope to see you soon

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