If you get very into Halloween, the excitement, the mysteriousness, the scariness, and the candy, then you may typically have a bit of a foreboding feeling as the holiday approaches. It’s certainly not a bright day that makes you feel everything’s just right! Instead, it’s a little bit creepy. With that said, one of the concerns that may stand out to you is the fact that if ever there was a holiday that puts your oral health at risk, this seems to be at the top of the list (but you really do want to participate). What to do, you wonder? Lovely news: Our Virginia Beach, VA team has the answers you need, so you don’t end up with a broken tooth!
Watch Your Step!
When you’re celebrating Halloween, that usually means doing something fun on Halloween night (which means you’re out and about when the sun is down). It may also mean wearing a mask, which obscures your usual vision. So, in short, participating in this holiday can cause you to become more likely to miss a step, to trip, and to fall, which can end with a broken tooth. How to avoid this? Lift your mask when walking in unfamiliar areas. Use a flashlight if you’re going to be out in the dark (like when trick or treating). We remind you to hold onto hand railings when using steps. It’s that easy!
Skip All Of The Hard, Tough Candies!
It may seem like you get a free pass to eat the crazy hard, sticky, chewy, crunchy, tough candies you love because, well, it’s Halloween! However, the threat of a potentially broken tooth remains just as high, so proceed with serious caution!
Get Your Cavity Treated Now, Not After
Have a cavity? If you treat it now instead of after the holiday, you greatly decrease the likelihood that your structurally unsound tooth will become a broken tooth. See us for your dental filling soon!
Don’t Carry Items With Your Teeth
Going trick or treating with the kids? In charge of carrying the umbrella, the phone, the flashlights, jackets, and then someone hands you their candy bag? You may feel like you’re short on options but we remind you to plan ahead, so you don’t try to carry anything with your teeth. It’s a surprisingly easy way to end up with a broken tooth!
Keep Your Teeth Safe This Halloween
Fill up not only on fun and candy, if you wish, this Halloween but also on extremely helpful advice from our team! Visit us before the holiday for a checkup, so we can guide you toward smile protection. Contact Absolute Dental Care today in Virginia Beach, VA to schedule a visit by calling (757) 428-7440. We proudly welcome patients Virginia Beach and all surrounding communities.