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!