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Now that the Halloween season has come around, it is important to set up an effective oral health care plan to help you prepare for a successful season with a successful smile. If you are not careful, Halloween treats can easily damage your teeth and gums.

If you choose to have a healthy and successful season, eat healthily, and you will be healthy. This includes swapping out sugary sweets for healthy treats. Furthermore, always make sure you’re cleaning your mouth effectively and safely. This includes making sure no residue from candy lingers in your mouth after eating it. To help with this, always brush and floss with the proper techniques, and visit your dentist for a professional cleaning.

If you have a loved one, they can still enjoy Halloween without the oral health risks that come with it. After your loved one has successfully enjoyed a night of trick-or-treating, switch out their candy with toys, money, or other rewards. If you want to allow your child to eat their candy, always double-check their candy to ensure they have no sweets that fail to dissolve easily or will linger in their mouth long after consumption. Also, make sure they exercise caution with any hard products, such as candy apples or popcorn balls that can easily chip and crack their teeth.

North Mesquite Dental wishes you all a safe and happy Halloween! If you would like to book an appointment with Dr. Tina Foss, please call us at 972-686-6477, or stop by our office in Mesquite, Texas. We look forward to hearing from you soon!