Halloween is approaching quickly! At this fun time of year, it can be hard to take care of your teeth. Visiting the dentist in North Little Rock, AR can help you avoid problems that can lead to dental decay and gum disease. Even if you’re planning to visit the dentist immediately after celebrating the Halloween holiday, there are other things that you can do to protect your dental health. See below.
1. Skip the Sticky Candies
Sticky candies can cling to the narrow cracks and crevices in your teeth. This makes your teeth harder to clean and can lead to buildup of plaque. One way to solve this problem is to avoid sticky candies like caramels. Let someone else have these treats.
2. Enjoy the Candy Over One Or Two Days, Then Get Rid Of It
One of the ways that you can limit your teeth’s exposure to candy is to eat a lot of it over one or two days, and then get rid of the rest. Eat the candy you want during that two day period, and then give away whatever is left. Eating a lot of sugar over one or two days can be less damaging to your teeth than eating sugar over and over again over many days.
3. Chew Sugar-Free Gum
Chewing sugar free gum stimulates saliva production, and that’s good for cleaning your teeth. Chew sugar-free gum for 20 minutes after eating candies to clean your teeth and get rid of the food particles.
4. Focus on Dark Chocolates
Dark chocolate doesn’t stick to your teeth nearly as much as some other types of candy. In addition, dark chocolate contains less sugar than regular chocolate, which also makes dark chocolate a little better for your teeth.
Take care of your teeth after Halloween is over! Make a dental appointment in North Little Rock, AR at Mounts Dental Care. We’re happy to help.