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Halloween and dental health don't go together – here's some help

By October 29, 2013 January 2nd, 2020 No Comments

Sugar-filled candies fuel acid development that damages teeth, leads to cavities and other adverse effects onoral hygiene, said the staff at ECPI University’s School of Health Science in Norfolk. Best implant dentist london …1. Parents should make sure their children brush at least twice a day, and three times if possible.  If youngsters aren’t in a place where it is feasible to brush, give them a piece of sugar-free gum to chew.

2. Be sure to have children brush before going to bed as bacteria in dental plaque tends to increase in number during the hours of sleep when the mouth is closed and less saliva is produced. cheap dental implants london

3. Parents can make brushing fun by having them use a plaque-revealing rinse that leaves a purple hue where plaque has formed. Instruct them to brush with the goal of removing the color; it turns tooth brushing into a game.  affordable cosmetic dentistry london

4. Be sure youngsters use a soft-bristled brush and toothpaste that contains fluoride and that they brush from one side to the other and top to bottom to be sure no area is missed.affordable dental implants london

5. Adults can also encourage a dental-healthy Halloween by giving out non-sugary treats. Options include sugar-free gum and candies, cheese sticks, peanuts, sunflower seeds and popcorn.

6. Have children eat a snack or dinner before trick-or-treating. best cosmetic dentist london

7. Avoid sticky candy, such as gummy bears, taffy, caramel and fruit chews, that adheres to teeth and causes decay

8. Studies have shown that the length of time eating a sweet can be more harmful than the amount of sweet consumed. This means hard candies, lollipops, and breath mints – which spend a longer time in the mouth – can actually be worse for teeth than a whole candy bar. Avoid eating any candy slowly over an extended time…read more

 

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