The Woodlands and Houston, TX

Protecting your oral health as well as that of your children this Halloween should be a priority. To help make this easier, Houston dentist Dr. Scott Young is pleased to offer these 13 tips to help keep teeth healthy as the consumption of sweet treats increases.

  1. Houston dentist Dr. Scott Young offers these 13 tips to keep teeth healthy this Halloween. For more information call us at <a href="tel:2813675559" onclick="__gaTracker( 'send', 'event', 'tel_link', '2813675559' );">(281) 367-5559</a> and schedule an appointment todayDo not bite hard candy – biting hard candy can chip or crack teeth
  2. Try to avoid keeping candy in your mouth for longer periods of time – the longer candy is in your mouth, the higher the chances of decay
  3. Avoid overly sticky and chewy candy – candy that sticks can harm restorations and increase risks for cavities
  4. Eat candy shortly after meals – the saliva produced while eating can help rinse away food particles and neutralize bacteria
  5. Drink a lot of water – like saliva, water can help rinse away food particles and the fluoride in water can help strengthen enamel
  6. Chew gum after eating candy – sugar-free gum has shown to reduce harmful bacteria in the mouth, particularly when chewed after eating
  7.  Choose healthy foods in between sweet snacks – eating a healthy diet can help reduce overall risks for oral health problems
  8. Avoid soda and fruit juice – as you eat more sugary treats, avoid compounding damage by eliminating soda and fruit juice from your diet
  9. Brush after every snack – using a soft bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste after each snack greatly reduces risks for cavities
  10. Floss morning and night – the best way to remove food and plaque from in between teeth is by flossing
  11. Gargle with an antiseptic mouthwash – antiseptic mouthwashes can help neutralize bacteria that has not been removed through brushing and flossing
  12. Visit our office – biannual visits help ensure your teeth remain strong and healthy year round
  13. Have fun – while taking care of teeth is important, so too is enjoying yourself. Have a safe and happy Halloween!

If you are looking for a dentist in the Houston area, please contact Woodlands Premier Dentistry and schedule an appointment today.