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3 Halloween Dental Tips

Friday, October 6th, 2017

keep your teeth cavity free this halloween season.

October is an exciting month because everyone is preparing for the spookiest night of the year, Halloween.  Although, there is one thing that scarier than any costume or mask you could wear and that is cavities.  The candy is one of the best parts of Halloween, but you need to be cautious when consuming it especially in large quantities.  Before going out trick-or-treating with your children, you need to have a plan to ensure they will continue to have healthy mouths long after Halloween is over.   (more…)

Dental Tips for the Halloween Season

Thursday, October 13th, 2016
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Protect your child’s teeth from sugary sweets.

Halloween is just around the corner, which means that your children will be celebrating the spooky holiday at school and at their friend’s house. You may even have started early and snuck a few pumpkin shaped cookies into their lunch as a ghostly surprise. This is a fun time for you and your little one, and it’s important to ensure that they’re maintaining proper dental hygiene during the entirety of the season. (more…)

Halloween Candy Overload? Here’s How Best to Prevent Tooth Decay

Friday, October 31st, 2014

In the days following Halloween, and the night itself of course, you will likely be making some decisions that are not the best for maintaining a healthy mouth. That’s not to say you can be blamed for it- with all of the delicious treats that come hand in hand with this holiday, it’s very difficult to avoid a sugar overload. But caring for your teeth properly, even after a major indulgence like Halloween, is still important; you can reduce your risk of tooth decay by following these tips from your Catonsville dentist.

 tooth decayTooth Decay: The Trick That Follows the Treats

 Candy consumption can lead to tooth decay very easily. Tooth decay is the result of sugars or other carbs being left on the surface of the teeth for too long. As the natural bacteria in your mouth consume the residue of sugars, they convert them into acid, which in turn breaks down the enamel of your teeth. Without enamel, your teeth are not protected from cavities and decay. So as tempting as Halloween treats may be, it is important to know that they pose a big threat to your teeth. Is there a compromise, however, that you could reach between eating your trick-or-treating spoils and having a healthy mouth?

If you are going to go ahead and eat your Halloween candy, take note of these important tips:

-Brush your teeth immediately after consuming candy, taking care to be thorough. Even if it does not fall into the same time as one of your two daily brushings, clean your teeth anyway.

-Floss to remove residue from between teeth, particularly after eating any kind of sticky, taffy-like candy.

-Drink fluoridated water to both stay hydrated and to give your teeth the benefits of fluoride as well.

Leikin & Baylin Dental Care of Catonsville

If you have concerns about tooth decay, or it’s just been a while since you’ve had a cleaning or talked to your dentist, it’s time to make an appointment. You can contact Leikin & Baylin Dental Care of Catonsville, Maryland by calling 410-747-1115 or visiting CatonsvilleDentalCare.com.

Disclaimer: The writer of this article is not a medical professional. Information contained herein has been collected from sources believed to be reliable, and every precaution has been taken to ensure its accuracy. The information provided here is for general informational purposes only, and should not be used as a substitute for professional medical care.