Have a Tooth Friendly Halloween!

Here are 5 Tips given by your orthodontist to save your teeth and eat your candy too!

3D Dentistry Children's Teeth for Halloween1. Avoid hard candies, as they are most likely to promote tooth decay because they remain in the mouth for a long time.

2. Encourage children not to eat their candy until after Halloween so you can inspect and sort the treats.

3. Sticky candies should be avoided because they can damage dental work, such as fillings, braces and retainers. If you chew gum, use only sugar-free brands.

4. Eat candy only when you can brush your teeth immediately afterward. Do not include candy in school lunches or allow your children to eat them continuously throughout the day.

5. Always practice good oral hygiene. It is best to brush immediately after a meal. If you are not able to brush your teeth, rinse your mouth with water. Brushing before bedtime is particularly important.

Remember… Halloween is a fun holiday and you shouldn’t have to worry about things like tooth decay. By practicing good oral hygiene and using moderation, your kids can have a fun and safe Halloween and still enjoy the candy!

Dr. Lakshmi Jain

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