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The fall air has crept in on our homes, which can mean only one thing, Halloween time has risen once more. As the festival of sweets & treats settles in, don’t forget to take the time to set your oral health on the path of success.

Having a prepared oral health care plan for the holiday season can be extremely beneficial. This includes knowing what to do with candy that may be overly dangerous to your smile as well as, what to do with a surplus of candy have Halloween has ended.

Try to make sure you’re eating healthy, including a focus on healthy sweets and treats that are high in water and crunchy to help remove residue that may linger after meals. Furthermore, be sure to clean out your mouth after eating to reduce your risk for tooth decay. Avoid candies that can stick to your teeth and gums, such as taffy and caramels, as they can greatly raise the rate at which tooth decay will occur.

Exercise caution with hazardous treats such as popcorn balls or candy apples. If you are not careful, these snacks can chip or crack your teeth and leave you with a broken smile. If you need any additional help with your oral health care or if you do suffer an oral injury, come see us for an exam or cleaning.

If you have any children or loved ones, you can start a rewards program to exchange your candy for toys, money, or other rewards to help keep yours smile and your child’s smile safe. Once the holiday is over, dispose of any extra candy you may have lying around to help lower or eradicate the chances of tooth decay due to snacking for weeks.

For more tips and tricks to improve your smile and oral health, please call us at 303-369-7272, or stop by our office in Aurora, Colorado. Dr. Marc Resnick and our team look forward to seeing you smile!