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Caring for your teeth is essential year-round, but you should give extra attention to your smile during the holiday season. As Halloween rolls around, it is critical to make sure you are not increasing your risks for oral health hazards.

An effective oral health care plan to protect your smile this Halloween includes knowing what to do with extra candy that persists after the holidays. Dispose of any extra candy or ration it to make sure you’re not snacking on sugary sweets and treats long after Halloween has ended. The longer the candy is in contact with your teeth, the longer that tooth decay can occur. Furthermore, sure to brush twice daily and floss once a day as well.

Try to indulge in healthy treats this Halloween. If you have any children, you can swap out their candy that they received from trick-or-treating for other rewards such as toys, money, or other incentives. This way, they can still partake in the joys of trick-or-treating without all the oral health risks that come from eating the candy.

If you have any additional questions or conderns about caring for your teeth this Halloween, or to book an appointment with Dr. Rani Ramnath, please contact us at 937-832-8000, or stop by our office in Clayton, Ohio. From all of us, have a ‘fangtastic’ Halloween!