It is this spooky time of the year again where dark shadows, scary dead walking and ghosts are freely seen wondering the streets. No it is not a scary movie seen it is Halloween time.
Whilst the festive season is accompanied with significant rise of consumption of sweets and chocolates, it can provides a good opportunity to educate parents and children alike about sound oral hygiene London habits while enjoying treats.
Dr Daoudi, specialist cosmetic dentist London of London Smile Care London recommends the following to avoid a tricky treat for the family. The advice is based on recommendation of the BDA and ADA to avoid dental problems like cavities, root canal treatment London and tooth loss that might need future complicated dental implants London and cosmetic dentistry London.
It is recommended to limit candy consumption to meal times. This will help neutralizing the harmful acids from the sweets by saliva that also rinses away any remaining particles.
Monitor the type and amount of candy your children eat. Some chewy sticky treats (like toffees) and hard candy are particularly harmful because they tend to stick to teeth and are more difficult for teeth to break down. Some of those hard treats can even break teeth leading to the need for cosmetic crowns or cosmetic veneers London.
All the sugar on your teeth is bad, especially when you’re not brushing. Hence, brush the teeth using fluoride rich tooth pasts after every meal and use of sugar-free chewing gum can help reducing tooth decay. At least drink still water to help reducing the harmful effect of sweets.
It is always recommended to have balanced healthy diet especially before trick and treating round. This will reduce the amount of consumed treats especially with the problem of child obesity.
Finally, as a parent try to keep treats hidden and do not buy them in advance as this will only encourage kids to have more treats. This may well cause long term problems with tooth decay that can progress to root canal treatment London, complex cosmetic dentist London treatments or even teeth extractions and need for same day dental implants London.
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