The weather is perfect for Halloween in Mansfield, Texas this year. The endless rain seems to have let up and the leaves are blowing around in the breeze. This type of good weather is great for trick-or-treating. Trick-or-treating can be an overload of candy for the kids in your family. Even if no one in your household is going trick-or-treating, it’s probable that you all have encountered more candy in the office, at school, and just out about. With all this candy around, how do you help prevent cavities from forming? 

Sort Candy Together

When it comes to oral health, some candy is less worse than others. For example, a candy that dissolves quickly in the mouth is better than something sticky like caramel or hard candy that can linger on the teeth for way too long. Softer, easier to chew candy is often a better choice than candy that may accidentally break or damage teeth. Sour candy can have additional acid that can lead to tooth decay, so it is best to limit these types of treats.

Keep Up with Good Habits

Oral hygiene is important every single day. It is especially important when indulgences are high. If a day is spent snacking on sugary snacks, it is important to clean your mouth thoroughly before going to bed. It is also important to try to keep your smile as clean as possible throughout the day by drinking plenty of water and chewing sugarless gum. Keeping your mouth clear of harmful bacteria and sugary substances can lower your risk of tooth decay. Just because you are coming home late at night from a party or some Halloween fun does not mean that you should give yourself a pass on brushing your teeth before bed. If anything a bedtime brushing session is even more important.

Halloween doesn’t need to come with cavities

We want to help your family prevent cavities throughout the year! To schedule a consultation with Mansfield Dental Associates in Mansfield, TX, call 817-473-6227. We proudly welcome patients from Mansfield and the surrounding areas, including South Arlington, Kennedale, Southeast Ft. Worth, Alvarado, Midlothian, and more.