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HERE IT COMES! The season of ghosts, ghouls, witches, and, of course… candy! If you’re savvy about it, there’s no reason for your Halloween fun to come at the expense of your dental health.

Rule 1: Some Sweets All At Once Is Probably Better Than Sweets All Day Long

When it comes to your oral health, if you must have some sweets, a little “sweet-binge” is better than grazing on that Halloween loot all day long (or all month long!). Our mouths are always working to restore optimal pH balance and to utilize our saliva to cleanse our smiles. So enjoy your sweets once, and then brush and floss.

Rule 2: Keep Eating Good, Healthy Meals

Continue eating three nutritious, square meals a day. This has two purposes. First, being full of good food will make you less likely to indulge too much in unhealthy sweets. Second, eating a little sweets with a meal continues to stimulate saliva production, and helps your mouth clean itself and restore a good balance.

Rule 3: There’s Bad Candy… And There’s Worse Sweets

Some sweets are more harmful than others. The biggest bad sweets you need to watch out for are:

  • Sour ones, which are loaded with acid.
  • Chewy ones that stick on and between your teeth for a long time.
  • Hard ones, like suckers, that rest on your teeth for a long periods of time—and can crack or chip teeth.

Chocolate Is Less Harmful

On the other hand, most chocolates, especially dark chocolates, may be better for your teeth than those listed above. Chocolate dissolves quickly and doesn’t linger as long on your teeth.

Contrary to popular belief, not all dentists hand out toothbrushes and floss at Halloween. Over half say that they give out candy. And of those who give out sweets, about 80% of them choose to hand out chocolate over other sweets.

Don’t Go TOO Crazy Healthy… You Don’t Want This!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEOSQdU_ZfI

If You Have A Little Extra Time…

Of course, there are some fun non-sweet options for Halloween treats, too:

Check out some others by clicking here.

Have A Great Time! We hope that you have a great Halloween. If you have any questions, please give us a call. Check out our Facebook page for more Halloween fun. Thanks for being a part of our practice family. We appreciate you!


COVID-19 UPDATE - July 2021

 

Due to social distancing requirements and enhanced infection control procedures we are having to run the practice at a reduced capacity then we would do normally.

Opening hours are 9.00am to 5.00pm Mon-Thurs and 9.00 to 4.00pm Fridays.

As a healthcare environment, If you are attending the practice you must wear a face covering. 

Whilst we are doing check ups and routine dentistry we have long waiting times for appointments.

We also run a telephone emergency service during normal working hours. Out of hours advice is available via NHS Direct on 111.

Click here for information on how to deal with dental emergencies at home.

Due to our reduced capacity we are unable to take on new NHS patients but can provide emergency advice and care if appropriate. 

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