Although Halloween is often enjoyed by many individuals across the nation, it is also a time when our greatest fears can arise. For dentists, Halloween itself brings numerous fears itself with the presence of a plethora of hazards that can easily damage your teeth.
Even though most children take part in trick or treating, it can be extremely hazardous to their oral health due to the excess of sugar. Sugary sweets and other treats can also do numerous forms of damage to adults as well. As adults age, their teeth become weaker and more susceptible to chipping or cracking when biting into hard foods and snacks. This includes popcorn kernels, popcorn balls, and candy apples, which are often staples of Halloween. Exercise caution when biting into any product this season.
As always, be sure to protect your smile against the excessive consumption of any sugary products. Too much sugar can easily increase your risk of dental erosion and tooth decay. Furthermore, it is important to always make sure you’re rinsing your mouth out to prevent plaque buildup, which can convert sugars in your mouth into harmful acids capable of eating through your tooth enamel. For additional help with your smile this holiday season, visit our office.
From all of us at Children's Dental Specialists of Lake County, we hope you have a spooktacular Halloween! If you would like to set up an appointment with Dr. Andrea Miller, please contact us at (440)266-1740, or stop by our office in Mentor, Ohio. We wish you all a safe and happy Halloween! Don’t forget to brush behind your fangs!