October is spooky season, but we want to help you not scare people off with bad oral hygiene! We’re all about indulging here at Australia Dental Clontarf but we want to make sure your also having a healthy Halloween.

Here are some tips to keep your oral hygiene healthy this Halloween:


Time your Sweets

Eat Halloween sweets with meals or shortly after mealtime. Saliva production increases during meals. This helps cancel out acids produced by bacteria in your mouth and rinse away food particles.


Keep Your Halloween Sweets as a Treat, Not a Snack

Snacking can increase your risk of cavities. Sugars sit on your teeth throughout the day and eat away at your enamel. Make sure to keep your Halloween sweets away and only grab one or two as a treat after a meal rather than eating it throughout the day.


Drink More Water

There have been many studies that show drinking tap water, or fluoridated water can help prevent tooth decay. It is important to drink plenty of water to rinse away the sugar after eating Halloween treats.


Stay On Top of Your Cleaning Regime

Sugary treats such as lollies and chocolates are sticky, and they can cause cavities easier because they stick to your teeth and it can be hard to get off your teeth.  After eating sugary treats, a good tip is to wait 30 minutes before brushing. Some acidic foods soften your enamel, so if you brush right after eating them, you can risk hurting your enamel further while it is still sensitive.


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From the Team at Australia Dental Clontarf