Treat Your Teeth and Avoid Too Many Halloween Sweets
We understand that the Halloween season is an exciting and festive time of the year where people will attend many events and enjoy various sweets. But, if you are not careful, it is also a time when your teeth could be at risk of harm.
Excessive Halloween sweets can harm your teeth and cause decay. Be sure to watch how you are managing your teeth during the holiday by avoiding too many sweets. Dr. Rachel Moon and the team at Byers Station Dental in Chester Springs, PA can help you with a dental cleaning during the Halloween season to prevent any unnecessary harm to your teeth.
How Halloween candy can be scary for your teeth
Halloween candies can hurt your teeth because they often contain high amounts of acids and sugar. These compounds can weaken the enamel on your teeth and can lead to cavities and even cracks or fractures that become deeper and potentially painful.
Candies to avoid
Dr. Moon at Byers Station Dental in Chester Springs wants you to look at the types of candies that might be harmful to your teeth in Byers, Ludwigs Corner, Eagle, Lionville, and Exton, PA.
- Sour candies contain more acids than most other candies. They may also contain more sugars that stick on their surfaces, adding more harm to your teeth.
- Anything that sticks to your teeth could cause harm because the sugar will move into deeper spots around your teeth. Gummies, taffy, and caramels are among the stickiest candies and should be consumed in low amounts.
- Candies that stay in your mouth for longer amounts of time can add more sugar to your teeth. Lollipops and jawbreakers are among the most prominent ones.
- Some chocolates can melt in your mouth very fast. You’d have to wash the chocolate away with water after consumption to keep this from being a problem. Dark chocolate is safer in that it has less added sugar, but it could still be dangerous to your teeth in excess.
What you can do to prevent spooky dental issues
Here are a few things we recommend to keep your teeth healthy and clean during Halloween:
- Watch for how often you consume Halloween candy. You can stick with one or two bites of something in a day, for example.
- Always brush your teeth after each meal. Proper brushing ensures the health and safety of your teeth.
- Schedule a dental cleaning around the holiday season. Cleaning can help remove plaque and tartar from your teeth. A fluoride treatment will also protect your teeth from potential harm.
No tricks just treats for your teeth with a Halloween dental cleaning
Contact us at Byers Station Dental in Chester Springs, PA to schedule your pre- and/or post-Halloween dental cleaning. Dr. Rachel Moon and the rest of the team provide services to patients near Chester Springs, Exton, Eagle, Lionville, Byers, and Ludwig’s Corner. We are dedicated to preventive dental care that will keep your teeth from experiencing potential harm.