MAKING A HALLOWEEN COSTUME is one of the best opportunities to exercise your imagination and let your creativity shine! Whether you dress up as a movie monster, comic book character, or just something funny, we love seeing costume ideas come to life.
This year, Dr Firas Daoudi – specialist dentist wants to share with you some of his recommendations 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.
– Try to limit treat 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.
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What Are Your Halloween Plans?
Are you more into the spooky or the silly side of Halloween? No matter what your traditions are, have fun with friends and family and stay safe! Trick-or-treaters: go in a group, watch for cars and carry a flashlight.
Thanks for being our valued patients and friends. Have a happy Halloween!
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