Even though Halloween is an extremely fun time for children and adults alike, it can also be a time when your teeth are often at their most susceptible. If you choose to participate in all the festivities that Halloween creates, exercise caution to prevent long-term damage to your teeth and gums.
Due to the oral health hazards Halloween can provide, it is important to have a plan in place to dispose of any candies after the holidays. If you do not, you may find yourself snacking on sweets long after the holiday, which can continue to damage your smile. The longer that sugars are in contact with your teeth, the greater the risk and rate of tooth decay.
If you have children, it is essential to make sure they practice restraint with their sweets and treats. A good alternative plan to implement would be to swap out their candy with some sort of rewards program. You can do this using a buyback program by offering them money or other incentives in exchange for their candy.
Raul Ramirez DDS wishes you all a safe and happy Halloween! If you would like to book an appointment with Dr. Raul Ramirez, please call us at 504-885-3255, or stop by our office in Metairie, Louisiana. We look forward to hearing from you soon!