4 Healthy Dental Tips for the Spooky Season

It’s time for Halloween! Are you ready to celebrate? From dressing up in crazy costumes to lighting bonfires to ward off the spirits, who doesn't like to enjoy the spooky season, right? But, during all this fun, it’s important not to forget to also care for your dental health.

In this blog, we are sharing 4 healthy dental tips for the spooky season. Keep reading to learn all about how to protect yourself from dental issues this Halloween.

Don’t Eat too Much Candy

Yes, we get it. Everyone loves to eat as much candy as possible during Halloween. However, if you indulge in too many of these sugary treats, you increase your risk of dental cavities. 

On top of affecting your dental health, too much sugar can cause overall health problems like rising blood sugar levels, increase in body weight, and dizziness. So, make a plan to limit your sugar intake and consider donating any extra candy.

Eat at the Right Time 

It can be easy to find yourself snacking on candy 24/7 when you have got a full bowl right in front of you all day. However, too much candy will also hurt your digestion. 

To protect your stomach, you should only eat candy shortly after your meals. This is because saliva production is high during your meals and can help keep your mouth clean and safe from acid attacks and plaque buildup. 

Drink Plenty of Water

Drink at least eight glasses of water a day. Fluoridated water is better than normal water as fluoride helps protect the teeth against bacterial acid attacks and cavities.

Strictly Follow Your At-Home Cleaning Routine

Following a proper dental care routine is one of the best ways to take care of your dental health during this spooky season and throughout the year. Brush twice a day and floss at least once a day, especially on days when you eat too much candy. 

Use fluoride toothpaste and an electric toothbrush for best results. And, don't forget to visit your nearest dentist if you haven’t had a dental checkup in a while or you have any dental issues like toothaches. 

Dr. David Powell, DDS, at All Care Dentistry in Salt Lake City can help you address any dental concerns this Halloween season. For more details or to schedule an appointment, call (801) 266-1414, book on our website, or visit us at 6065 S Fashion Blvd # 275, Murray, Salt Lake City, UT 84107.

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