Tips for a Healthy Halloween Smile

Tips for a Healthy Halloween Smile

POSTED BY brant ON October 9, 2022, 7:56 am

Halloween can be a fun time for kids and adults alike. However, it can also be a time for unexpected dental emergencies. Here are some essential tips that can help you this Halloween time to maintain good oral health and avoid any dental problems.

Brush and Floss Your Teeth

If you are going to be eating candy this Halloween, make sure you’re brushing and flossing soon after. The longer that sugar stays on your teeth, the more damage it can cause to your smile. Make sure to brush for at least two minutes each time and floss between all of your teeth. This will help remove as much of the excess sugar and bacteria from your teeth as possible.

Drink Water and Eat a Healthy, Balanced Diet

Candy is always a popular holiday treat at Halloween. While it’s okay to indulge in it every once in a while, you’ll want to make sure you aren’t eating too much candy or sticky sweets that could cause problems for your braces. Water is the best choice for your teeth because it will wash away any leftover sugar from your mouth and prevent decay and cavities. Plus, drinking water is a great way to maximize your smile before having pictures taken at your Halloween party! 

Avoid Sticky and Sugary Treats That Can Damage Your Teeth

When candy is involved, it’s common for chocolate to be at the forefront. However, that’s far from the only treatment that could cause problems for your pearly whites. Hard candies can crack teeth, caramels and toffees can get stuck in the crevices of the smile, and popcorn kernels can even break a tooth if they aren’t chewed properly. Instead, stick to soft sweets like jelly beans and gummy bears that won’t cause as much damage. If you have a sweet tooth, you can also consider swapping out traditional candy with sugar-free options that contain Xylitol instead. This natural sweetener can actually promote oral health by fighting bacteria that cause decay.

Wear a Mouthguard While Participating In Any High-Risk Activities

Whether you plan to trick-or-treat, go door-to-door for candy and treats, or attend a local fall festival, it’s important to wear a mouthguard to protect your teeth from injury. Many of the products used in Halloween costumes and masks can cause gum damage if they get trapped in your braces. By wearing your mouthguard this Halloween, you’ll avoid damaging your favorite holiday costume while ensuring your smile stays beautiful and healthy.


At Kennedy Heights Dental Centre, we strive to provide our patients with a positive and relaxing experience. If you’re ready to experience the best dental care, please contact us at 778.438.2084. or visit us at 11960 88 Ave, Delta, BC V4C 3C8. 

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