October is here and stores in TEMECULA fill their aisles with endless varieties of candy. Kids and adults alike across the country get ready for some sweet, sticky, chewy treats. This is a very scary thought for Dr. Arriola and staff who are concerned about dental health.
At WINCHESTER DENTAL, we would like to share some information about better choices for treats. While we LOVE HALLOWEEN, in October Dr. Arriola’s office celebrates National Orthodontic Health Month. As a Family Dental Practice, we honor the protecting all those beautiful smiles. With that said, we have put together four easy tips to keep in mind this October.
Avoid sticky, chewy, or hard candies that can easily damage orthodontic work. Some of the worst offenders are taffy, caramels, bubblegum, and jellybeans.
Chocolate? Did someone say CHOCOLATE. GREAT NEWS. These little morsels are not off-limits! Any soft, melt-in-your-mouth candies like chocolates and peanut butter cups are great alternatives.
Bingers Beware! All CANDY is still full of sugar and thus CAVITY MONSTERS. Be sure to brush and floss after each time consuming candy.
Halloween and National Orthodontic Health Month are only recognized once a year, but why not practice these tips every month? Keeping your every 6 MONTH DENTAL HYGIENE appointment at Winchester Dental is extremely important and can SAVE YOUR TEETH some turmoil so you can do the candy thing all over again next October.