It is that time of year where it is crucial to keep cavity free! Halloween is the most fun holiday for children and adults who have a sweet tooth. Little ghosts and goblins will go trick or treating and gather enough candy to last until the New Year. Here are some tips and tricks from Pearl Family Dentistry to keep in mind to help lessen the chances of getting a cavity during the Halloween holiday.
Go For Sugar-Free Candy/Gum For Cavity Free Teeth
Sugar-free candy doesn’t have the harmful sugar that feeds on bacteria in your mouth. An even better option would be to chew on a piece of sugar-free gum that contains xylitol. Xylitol fights harmful bacteria and enamel-eroding acid and can help you keep a cavity free mouth!
Limit The Amount of Time and Type of Candy You Eat
Candy that dissolves quickly is less harmful on teeth than candies that linger such as caramels and lollipops. A small piece of candy after a meal every once in a while is less harmful than constantly snacking on a sugary treat. Try to limit the amount of candy that you eat this Halloween, and also watch out for what type you eat.
Drinking water is not only good for your overall health; it’s also good for your teeth! Water helps to flush out excess food and sugar that may be caught in between your teeth helping you keep a cavity free mouth.
For Children, Have Them Choose Their Favorite and Then Donate the Rest
This will limit the amount of candy that they have left to eat and cut down on their sugar intake.
Maintain a Regular Oral Hygiene Routine!
Remember to brush and floss your teeth regularly for nice and healthy teeth. Always remember to keep up your six-month appointments with Pearl Family Dentistry.