Oral Hygiene: The Secret to Scaring Tooth Decay Away this Halloween

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Halloween is a fun time for you and your friends, especially when you get to pick out an awesome Halloween costume and go trick or treating. However, even though this is a fun holiday for you, it can be very frightening for your smile. So, to help you have a smile-healthy Halloween in Stoneham, Massachusetts, our North Shore Family Dentistry team encourages you to do the following things:

-Brush your fangs: Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste and brush your teeth twice a day—every morning and every night. Doing so will deeply clean the surfaces of your teeth and wash away any remnants of your Halloween candy.

-Floss your chompers: Floss the crevices of your smile at least once a day. As you do so, use an easy-to-use product that slides smoothly between your teeth. Make sure to floss gently around the gumline. You don’t want to harm your oral tissues.

-Avoid sticky, hard, and gooey treats: There are some candies that are more harmful for your teeth than others, and those are the sticky, hard, and gooey treats. These treats are harmful because they stick to your teeth for a long period of time, so we recommend avoiding them altogether.

-Visit your dental issue-fighting hero, the dentist: If you’re due for a checkup, now is the best time to get one. The treatment will deeply clean your teeth and strengthen your smile—just in time for Halloween! This treatment will help you avoid dental issues as much as possible.

For more information and details about how to keep your teeth and gums in tip-top shape this Halloween, please feel free to call our office today at 781-662-1999 and schedule an appointment with Dr. Carrie Guernsey. Our dental team will be thrilled to help you!