Tips for a healthier Halloween

October 25th, 2018 by , posted in Dental Health

Halloween is approaching, which means huge bags of candies! Here’s how you can help your family have a healthier Halloween!

Eat treats the right time

Try to eat Halloween candies with meals or shortly after them. During the meals, saliva production increases.  This helps wipe out acids produced by bacteria in mouth and wash away food particles.

Drink more Water

Drinking water can help prevent tooth decay. Furthermore, water contributes to saliva production, which in turn helps keep your teeth white. Drinking water after meals helps rinse your mouth of any food leftovers and plaque. (For better results try fluoridated water.)

Dare different treats

Try to give away dark chocolates, apples and (why not?!) toothbrushes! Dark chocolate not only has less sugar than other chocolate but there is also a compound (CBH) in cocoa that studies shown can actually fight tooth decay and plaque. Apples contain malic acid, an ingredient that can be found in many types of toothpaste. Malic acid increases saliva which cleans your teeth from bacteria and helps remove stains. Furthermore, the crunch you hear when you bite apples is helping to strengthen your gums.

Don’t skip brushing your teeth

Brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes! Brushing once a day is not enough! Plaque and bacteria build up in the mouth and lead to bad breath, tooth decay, and gum disease.

Floss

Floss your teeth once a day. Floss helps remove plaque and food particles from between the teeth and under the gum line, where toothbrush bristles can’t reach.

Keep in mind: Brushing your teeth after eating candy can actually do more harm than good by wearing away enamel.

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