How to Take Care of Your Teeth Before Halloween

General Dentistry Downtown MontrealIf there’s one thing to know about Halloween in Canada, it’s that we take this holiday very seriously. Whether you plan on eating too much candy from the comforts of your own home or if you plan on venturing out to a Halloween party to stuff your face full of sweet treats and candy, then the last thing you probably have on your mind is your oral health. To help you avoid your teeth rotting and turning into something out of a nightmare this Halloween, we have a few tips for you.

Watch The Sticky Stuff

When it comes to your oral health and the candy that you eat, there’s one thing to know: not all candy is created equal. Although all candy has sugar, which isn’t necessarily good for your teeth, sticky candies like caramel and taffy are even worse for your oral health. Sticky candies tend to sit on your teeth longer and are harder to get off which makes them more likely to give you some cavities in the process.

Drink Water

If there is no way that you are going to trade in carrot sticks for candy this Halloween, then make sure that you are, at the very minimum, drinking a lot of water. Rather than drinking sugary beverages as well, try to drink a lot of water throughout the day. Waterworks naturally to clean your teeth and your mouth— giving you a cleaner, healthier smile in the process.

Brush Your Teeth

The best thing that you can do for your oral health if you plan on eating a lot of candy is to brush your teeth a few times throughout the day. Brushing your teeth with fluoride toothpaste will help you fight off any cavity-causing plaque and sugar and make sure that your teeth are strong as well.

Having clean teeth while eating your bodyweight in Halloween candy may sound like something you’ll never be able to do, but with these tips, you can surely make it a possibility.

To learn more about your oral health, contact our Montreal office today and give us a call at (514) 875-7971.

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