Halloween is coming! Whether you’re gearing up for a night of spooky fun or just getting in the spirit of the holiday, don’t forget about your dental health this holiday season. At Assure a Smile, we believe that taking care of your teeth and gums should always be top priority. This Halloween, celebrate the holiday and keep your smile healthy with tips from your holistic dentist in Miami.
Before the night of trick-or-treating and costume parties begins, come into Assure a Smile to make sure your teeth and gums are in good condition. During your visit, your holistic dentist in Miami will provide a thorough cleaning and any needed preventative treatments to keep your oral health strong. Holistic dentistry takes a unique approach to dentistry, focusing on the overall wellbeing of your teeth and gums – and the rest of your body, too! Traditional dentistry treats visible symptoms while holistic dentistry looks at the cause of the issue for a more effective (and less invasive) approach.
On Halloween night, if you find yourself indulging in too much candy then follow these tips from your holistic dentist in Miami to minimize the impact it has on your teeth:
- Be mindful of sticky candy and hard candies. Stickier candy – such as taffy or gummy bears – can linger on the teeth and cause more damage than other candies, while hard candies are much harder for the mouth to break down. Consider avoiding these two types of candy as much as possible.
- Brush and floss after eating candy. Saliva levels increase after eating sweet treats, and this can help wash away some of the residue left behind on the teeth. Brush your teeth about 30 minutes after eating – and point the stream of the water up, rather than straight down. Flossing is also key for getting rid of any small bits of candy that may be stuck between the teeth.
- Eat your candy with meals. Eating candy as part of a meal helps to reduce the amount of acid in the mouth – which protects tooth enamel and reduces your risk of developing cavities. Likewise, eat sweets with other foods, rather than all at once.
- Stay hydrated. Drinking water after meals and as much as possible can also help to reduce the acid in the mouth. Dairy and cheese are also good to eat with sweets, as they both help to protect the teeth.
This Halloween, don’t forget the importance of oral hygiene. Follow the tips provided by your holistic dentist in Miami to keep your teeth and gums healthy while still enjoying a bit of extra sweetness. Whether you’re getting ready for a holiday party or a night of trick-or-treating, keep your dental health top of mind this Halloween.
To learn more about the benefits of holistic dentistry in Miami and how to create healthy habits for a healthier you, please contact us today!