When it comes to your teeth, sugar is public enemy number one.
But that’s no secret. What’s not as widely known is that the amount of time your teeth are exposed to sugar can be just as damaging, if not more, to your dental health as the amount of sugar you’re eating.
Your friends at Northwest Dental Group are talking about that, and more, in today’s blog!
Our goal is to give you the tools to make your family’s dental health as easy to manage as possible, and that means making sure you know about the effect candy has on your teeth and how you can work together with your Rochester dentist to minimize your family’s risk for tooth decay, cavities, and gum disease this time of year.
Halloween Candy Can Do A Number On Your Teeth!
One of the biggest problems with eating sugar-loaded Halloween candy is that it feeds bad bacteria in your mouth that, then, turns that sugar into acids that decay your teeth, a process that continues for about a half hour after you’ve eaten that last piece of candy.
Think about the damage that can be done if you’re eating candy all throughout the day!
The more time you give bacteria to feed off the sugar, the more at risk you are for cavities at your next dental checkup!
*Tips To Prevent Decay & Cavities*
Here are a few things you can do to prevent tooth decay and cavities at Halloween:
- Hide Halloween candy so you’re not tempted to overeat it during the day.
- Make sure candy is only consumed as a treat after a healthy meal.
- Drink water all throughout the day, and especially after eating candy.
- Stay away from hard or sticky, gooey candy that takes a long time to eat and is tougher to remove from your teeth.
*Maintain Your Family’s Oral Care Routines*
This time of year, being consistent in your daily oral hygiene routine is more important than ever. When your family’s sugar intake is up because of Halloween and other fall parties, you don’t want to let brushing and flossing fall through the cracks.
Along with that, it’s important to keep up with your family’s appointments for routine dental cleanings and exams. That’s when we not only remove plaque from their teeth, but we check for signs of decay, cavities, and gum disease.
Our comprehensive dental care doesn’t stop there, though. We can also provide fluoride treatment and dental sealants to further protect your family’s teeth from harmful bacteria and acids.
Schedule Your Family’s Next Appointment!
Halloween is one of those holidays that can pose unique risks to your family’s dental health, so make sure you bring everyone in soon for a routine checkup.
We will check for signs of decay, cavities, and other problems so that your family’s smiles are healthy as we head into the busy holiday season!
Call Northwest Dental Group today at 507-315-2932 to schedule your family’s next appointment in Rochester, MN.