Tips to Keep Your Teeth Healthy This October
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.
- Avoid sticky, chewy, or hard candies that
can easily damage orthodontic work. Some of the worst offenders are taffy, caramels,
bubblegum, and jellybeans.
- 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.
- Beware! All candy is still full of sugar
and thus cavity monsters. Be sure to brush and floss after each time consuming
- 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.