Halloween is just around the corner and everyone is busy preparing for the festivities. Apart from spooky decorations and creepy costumes, you also have a long list of food, snacks and beverages to be ready with you. Above all, Halloween is not complete without candy , especially for kids. But you must be cautious because all these foods, sweets and drinks can cause dental cavities and other oral issues. Therefore, it is recommended to take proper precautions for oral hygiene to enjoy Halloween with a healthy smile.
Here are few important tips that can prevent you from bad bacteria during Halloween Festival:
Avoid Sugary Drinks: Beverages like alcohol, soda, aerated cola drinks; flavoured juices etc. contain sugar that can cause dental cavities. These sugary drinks are not at all good for your oral health. Although, in the festive mood, it’s not easy to completely avoid these drinks, still try to limit your consumption of sugary beverages.
Sugarless Chewing Gums: Chewing gums help stimulate saliva production in the mouth which in turn helps in rinse away acidic elements and bacteria. It also keeps your mouth hydrated. Make sure you only choose sugarless chewing gums.
Floss After Every Meal: This is a very important habit to follow, especially during Halloween, to make sure all the food particles, sugary bits and bacteria are washed away. Floss after every meal to maintain oral hygiene.
Use Fluoride Toothpaste: Brush your teeth twice a day with Fluoride toothpaste as it helps prevent cavities.
Candies between the Meals: Saying no to candy during Halloween is impossible for kids. But you can set a limit for them to protect their teeth. Moreover, it is also suggested that candy should be eaten only between the meals, so the saliva produced during the meals can wash away the candy particles and acidic element from the mouth. This way, cavities or tooth decay can be prevented in children.
Drink a lot of water: Drinking a lot of water can help you get rid of chemicals and bad bacteria present in your mouth caused by careless eating and drinking.
Visit Your Dentist: It’s very important to visit your dentist after Halloween as a precautionary step to avoid any tooth decay or damage. If there is any problem, it can be diagnosed at an early stage and can be cured easily.
Follow these aforementioned tips to maintain sound oral health during and even after Halloween.