Brush up on your child’s oral health habits
What better time than Halloween to treat your kids to a little reminder about the importance of healthy teeth and gums. We have our Smile Club during half term or book your child’s individual Junior/Teen clean appointment.
Make a game plan
Before heading out, take a minute to talk about expectations. How many sweets will be eaten when getting home? What will be the treats-per-day limit?
Time it right
Enjoy sweets with meals or shortly after. Saliva production increases during meals and helps cancel out acids produced by bacteria in your mouth and helps rinse away food particles.
Avoid sticky situations
Sticky sweets cling to your teeth. The stickier sweets, like gummy bears and jellies take longer to get washed away by saliva, increasing the risk for tooth decay.
Drink more water
Drinking fluoridated water can help prevent tooth decay. If you choose bottled water, look for kinds that are fluoridated.
Halloween with braces can be tricky
Halloween can be a nightmare for someone who wears braces, but it doesn’t have to be. Trick-or-treaters who wear braces should avoid nuts, popcorn, hard candy, caramel and other chewy sweets to keep their braces safe and intact. However, there are plenty of other things that trick-or-treaters who wear braces can enjoy, like chocolate
To book your Junior/Teen clean (£29.50)/Smile club (£10.00) appointment or find out more information please contact us now via: