Tips From Your Virginia Beach Dentist: Halloween Edition 

You know that Halloween isn’t something that generally inspires people to dig into salads, veggie plates, fruit slices, and other healthy options. Instead, it’s a day that coaxes out the sweet tooth in just about everyone who has even the slightest penchant for sugar. You’ll see bowls of candy in schools, at the workplace, at parties, and door to door if you’re trick-or-treating with kiddos! What can you do to prepare for this onslaught of excitement that’s definitely delicious but definitely bad for your oral health? Well, considering a full 3-day plan with your Virginia Beach dentist is sure to help!

The Day Before Halloween

Plan out what you’re going to do the day before Halloween, suggests your Virginia Beach dentist. What does this mean, you ask, and why is this important for your oral health? Well, when you’re facing a day that’s generally about reckless abandon and candy, it becomes very easy to indulge and then later look back and think, “If only I’d brushed before I went to sleep!” or “If only I hadn’t eaten that tooth-breaking candy but I was having so much fun!” You can still have a wonderful time, while setting some guidelines ahead of time, such as:

  • Plan to only eat candy and other treats that will not lead to serious dental damage (such as skipping items that are very hard or way too sticky).
  • Plan out your day! If you’re trick-or-treating with the kids, decide where you’re going, make sure you bring a flashlight, and even decide how much candy everyone is allowed to have.
  • Decide on a loose schedule the day before, so you leave enough time for brushing and flossing, no matter what!

The Day Of Halloween

You’ve got your schedule, you know the candy you are and are not okay with eating, and you’re prepared to have a nice time! Now, your Virginia Beach dentist reminds you that all you have to do is stick to those details! Of course, you should also take it upon yourself to keep your oral health safe by rinsing with water after candy, each and every time.

The Day After Halloween

Surprise! The day after Halloween there’s another holiday: National Brush Day. It’s all about remembering to brush two times (and to keep in mind that it should take two minutes in the morning and two minutes in the evening). Your Virginia Beach dentist encourages you to celebrate, so you’re keeping your usual preventive care approach on track, while keeping cavities at bay!

Make Halloween Easy On Your Smile

Don’t feel as though you have to abandon all logic as it applies to your smile care, simply because Halloween means lots of candy eating! Follow your dentist’s easy approach, instead, for effective 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.