Every year, children look forward to the end of October for the two highlights of Halloween: costumes and candy! Parents concerned about their children’s dental health, however, can breathe a little easier this Boo Day without spoiling all the fun for their trick or treaters; SmilesNY reveals that some candy is less harmful to your teeth than other sweets.
In a featured Parenting magazine titled, “Best and Worst Halloween Candy for Your Teeth,” the doctors at SmilesNY share that candies which contain chewy taffies or caramels are much more likely to bind to enamel, turn to plaque and hard tartar, and develop cavities than pure chocolate or wafers. Even after thorough brushing and flossing, sticky or chewy candies may remain in hard to reach spaces between teeth. Pure chocolate, like Hershey’s, or bars that simply contain wafers, like Kit Kats, actually rinse away from enamel fairly easily during regular cleanings. Parents should ensure that children brush, floss, and rinse thoroughly after consuming these sweets, but they may also breathe a little easier while allowing their children to participate in Halloween festivities.
Should your child’s Halloween candy form a cavity despite thorough cleaning, however, SmilesNY offers a full range of restorative and preventative dental care. Porcelain fillings in NY are tooth-colored and natural-looking, ensuring the beauty and shine of you and your child’s smile even after cavity treatment. SmilesNY practices mercury-free dentistry, so patients no longer need to worry about harsh silver fillings or the health risks associated with that type of treatment. Discover the advanced dental care available at SmilesNY today!
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Parents may allow their children to enjoy a few treats this Halloween, but if a cavity does develop, SmilesNY is always available to restore your smile to tip top health. Dr. Chase, Dr. Roth, Dr. Jackier, Dr. Loshak, and their staff look forward to discussing any questions or concerns you may have about dental hygiene in NYC. You can contact us at our New York office at 212.752.6537, or you may request an appointment online for a personal consultation at SmilesNY.