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The time has come once again to prepare an oral health care checklist to help avoid damage that arises during Halloween. Your teeth will be at an elevated risk for dental damage if you’re not willing to care for them properly. Always remember to exercise caution with the snacks you eat and the oral hygiene habits you keep so you can protect your smile this Halloween.

It is important to always stay away from substances that can be extremely hazardous to your oral health, such as the following:

– hard candies or hard treats that can easily chip or crack your teeth
– sticky or chewy sweets that can linger in your mouth long after eating them
– acidic suites with a low pH level
– sugary snacks

As an alternative, practice healthier cleaning options during Halloween. Always remember to brush and floss daily to wash away food residue and prevent plaque buildup. Furthermore, get rid of any extra candy after the holidays and visit your dentist for routine checkups and oral examinations. Lastly, take the time to visit your dentist every 6 months for a professional cleaning.

Also, don’t forget to floss behind your fangs! From Dr. Frank Russomanno, Jr. and our team at Oakdale Family Dentistry, we wish you a happy Halloween! For more ‘ghoulriffic’ tricks and treats, please call us to at 651-731-6464, or stop by our office in Oakdale, Minnesota.