Dental Blog

Tips to Keep Your Teeth Healthy This October

Monday, October 3, 2016

Every October, stores fill their aisles with endless varieties of candy, and kids across the country get ready for some sweet, sticky, chewy treats. For those of us concerned about dental health, this can be a scary thought. Fortunately, there are some delicious treats that are safer than others.

While we love Halloween, this October we are also celebrating National Orthodontic Health Month. In honor of protecting all those beautiful smiles, we’ve put together four easy tips to keep in mind this October.

  1. Avoid sticky, chewy, or hard candies that
    can easily damage orthodontic work. Some of the worst offenders are taffy, caramels,
    bubblegum, and jellybeans.
  2. Ahhh! There are some candies that are not
    off-limits! Any soft, melt-in-your-mouth candies like chocolates and peanut
    butter cups are great alternatives.
  3. Beware! All candy is still full of sugar
    and thus cavity monsters. Be sure to brush and floss after each time consuming
    candy.
  4. Halloween and National Orthodontic Health
    Month are only recognized once a year, but why not practice these tips every
    month? By staying vigilant, you can keep those monsters hidden all year long.
Source:
http://neso.org/national-orthodontic-health-month/