Avoiding Monster Teeth This Halloween
Monster teeth make a great costume accessory, but no one wants the few remaining teeth in their mouth to be yellow and crooked year round. To avoid giving yourself permanent monster teeth this Halloween, it is important that you work to protect your smile. Does that mean you cannot enjoy the treats of the season? Of course not. But it is important that you take additional steps to ensure those sweet treats don’t cause decay or infection that may result in tooth loss and other serious oral health problems.
How to Protect Your Teeth
The best way to protect your teeth this Halloween is to limit your intake of candy and other sugary foods. Additional steps you can take include:
- Brush your teeth after every sugary snack
- Floss morning and night
- Consider adding an antibacterial mouthwash to your daily routine
It is also a good idea to avoid overly sticky treats like caramel and taffy, especially if you have restorations that can come loose or fall out.
Children should be instructed and supervised by parents during periods of increased sweet consumption to ensure proper care is being taken of teeth. If problems arise – such as tooth pain or the loss of a restoration – our Cincinnati family dentists are here to help. If you live in the Greater Cincinnati area or surrounding areas of Ohio, Southeast Indiana, or Northern Kentucky and you are in need of dental services, please use our online contact form or call us at (513) 234-5531 to schedule an appointment right away.