Keeping Those Scary Smiles Healthy

Halloween is just over a week away and as the Coronavirus pandemic is still wreaking havoc across the country, it has now been confirmed that the traditional Halloween we all know and love cannot happen this year. This doesn’t mean that Halloween is cancelled and your Children will still have access to some sugary treats.

Here are DeCare’s top tips to keep those Halloween smiles healthy:

Healthy Halloween treats monster sandwiches banana ghosts and orange pumpkins with holiday decor
  1. Eat Halloween treats with meals or shortly after meals. Saliva production increases during meals and helps cancel out acids produced by bacteria in your mouth and helps rinse away food particles.
  2. Avoid hard/sticky sweets that stay in your mouth for a long time. The length of time that sugary food is in your mouth plays a vital role in tooth decay. Hard sweets can crack and break your teeth so try to avoid.
  3. Avoid sugary drinks as the risk of tooth decay increases every time we drink them and remember to drink plenty of water.
  4. If you are deciding to do a Halloween “treasure hunt” at home or in the garden, make sure its on a full stomach, this will limit the urge to eat all the Halloween treats in one go.
  5. Remember to brush twice a day for two minutes with a fluoride toothpaste (aged 2+)

Remember, it is still possible to enjoy Halloween this year, safely!

Happy Halloween from all at DeCare Dental!

Halloween still life with pumpkins and Halloween holiday text
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