Although Halloween is often enjoyed by many individuals across the nation, it is also a time when our utmost fears can arise. For dentists, Halloween itself brings several fears itself with the presence of a plethora of hazards that can easily do harm to your teeth.
Even though most children partake in trick or treating, it can be extremely detrimental to their oral health due to the excess of sugar. Sugary sweets and other treats can also do plenty of damage to adults as well. As adults age, their teeth become weaker and more prone to chipping or cracking when biting into hard foods and snacks. This includes substances such as popcorn kernels, popcorn balls, and candy apples, which are often traditional snacks of Halloween. Be careful when biting into any product this season.
As always, be sure to guard your smile against the excessive consumption of any sugary products. Too much sugar can easily raise your risk for dental erosion and tooth decay. Furthermore, it is important to always make sure you’re washing your mouth out to prevent plaque buildup, which can transform sugars in your mouth into harmful acids capable of eating through your tooth enamel. For additional treatments for your smile this holiday season, visit our office.
From all of us at Konstantinos Proussaefs DDS Inc, have a Spooktacular Halloween! If you have any further questions, or to book a future visit with Dr. Konstantinos Proussaefs, please contact us at 805-422-3116, or stop by our dentist office in Simi Valley, California.