<![CDATA[Halloween is right around the corner, which means lots of candy around the house! Unfortunately, it's a high risk time for cavities in both children and adults. It’s hard to resist eating the candy intended for the big day before Halloween actually arrives. Then there’s the question of what do you do with all the left over candy that wasn’t given out, or the haul from “Trick-or-Treating!” Here’s our advice– Halloween is a fun time, so enjoy it. Just keep some of these tips in mind to help minimize the risk of getting cavities: -Try to avoid really sticky candies like caramels and taffies. These types of candies typically get into the nooks and crannies of your teeth that are hard to clean. -Give yourself or your child a set number of pieces of candy you can eat per day as to limit the sugar intake each day. – Try and limit the number of times you expose your teeth to candy in a day. It is better to eat multiple pieces at once, rather than one piece at time, multiple times during the day. – Try to brush and floss after snacking on candy. – If you’re unable to brush and floss, try and drink water. Although it won’t clean all of the sugar away from your teeth and is not a guarantee that you won’t get cavities, it will help cleanse your mouth, helping to reduce the possibily of cavities. Sugar-free gum is also another good trick. Like water, it helps to remove residual sugar from your mouth, while also stimulating saliva flow. Saliva is a natural protector against cavities. Happy Halloween!]]>
0 0 LAURA FRANGELLA https://drfrangella.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/frangella-logo.png LAURA FRANGELLA2011-10-17 13:01:002011-10-17 13:01:00"It's Halloween! What Do I Do With All This Candy?"
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