With Halloween just around the corner, families across Kitchener are gearing up for a night of spooky fun and, of course, treats! At Kitchener Dentist Sherwood Dental, we believe in celebrating the festivities without compromising your dental health. So, whether you’re a goblin, ghost, or ghoul this year, follow these dental care tips to keep your smile shining bright!
Choose Candy Wisely
Not all candies are created equal, especially when it comes to your teeth. Sticky or chewy candies, for instance, tend to cling to your teeth longer. This can increase the risk of cavities. Instead, opt for chocolates which melt away more quickly and are easier to brush off.
If you’re going to indulge in some sweet treats, do so shortly after mealtime. Saliva production increases during meals, which helps neutralize acids and rinse away food particles.
After having a sweet treat, swish with water. Not only does this help to wash away some of the sugar from your teeth, but if it’s fluoridated water, it can also help to prevent tooth decay.
Stick To Your Routine
Even on Halloween night, it’s essential to stick to your dental care routine. Ensure you brush for two minutes before bedtime and don’t forget to floss between those teeth to remove any lingering candy particles.
Dental Check-Ups Are Essential
After the festivities have concluded, it’s always a good idea to schedule a dental check-up. Regular visits to Kitchener Dentist Sherwood Dental can help spot potential problems early and keep your smile healthy.
Halloween is a fun-filled occasion for families, With a little mindfulness and care, you can enjoy your treats and maintain a radiant smile. At Kitchener Dentist Sherwood Dental, we’re here to support your family’s oral health throughout all seasons.
If you have any concerns or want to schedule your next check-up, don’t hesitate! Contact our office at 519-576-2170. We look forward to ensuring your smile stays as bright as the Halloween moon!