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Halloween is full of tricks, treats, and lots of something sweets!  All of this can be difficult for your braces and teeth so follow some of our guidelines for a fun (and braces friendly) Halloween.

  • Choose Braces Friendly Treats- trade in those hard and sticky candies for something soft and nut-free.  Good choices include soft chocolates (Reese’s, 3 Musketeers, Kit Kats), cookies (Oreos), or fall drinks (floats, ciders).  Try to avoid sticky, chewy and crunchy candies such as caramels, popcorn, candy apples, and nuts.
  • Brush & Floss- Keep up your great dental hygiene habits.  After exposing your teeth to sugar it is important you brush and rinse around all of your brackets and wires!
  • Be aware of Broken Appliances- If you do happen to run into a tricky snack be sure to contact our office and let us know.  We can typically get you back on track quickly the sooner we are made aware of a problem.

Have a safe and happy Halloween!