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Halloween might be a fun holiday for you and your friends, but it could be a pretty scary holiday for your smile, especially if you don’t take good care of your teeth and gums. If you don’t keep your smile in tip-top shape this Halloween season, there is a chance the sugary treats could threaten your smile and cause tooth decay.

So, to help you scare away tooth decay and other dental issues this Halloween, our Brookfield Family Dentistry, LLC team recommends doing the following things:

-Brush your fangs: Make sure to brush your teeth twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. Doing so will wash away the many candies and treats you receive while trick or treating.

-Floss your chompers: Do your best to floss between your teeth at least once a day. Flossing will pull the sugary treats from the crevices of your smile. This will help keep your teeth healthy and strong.

-Avoid sticky, hard, and gooey treats: As you visit each house on Halloween night, it’s best to avoid choosing the sticky, hard, and gooey treats. That way you’re not tempted to eat them. If you eat these treats, the harmful particles will stick to your teeth for a long period of time and will threaten your smile.

-Visit your dental issue-fighting hero, the dentist: If you’re due for your six-month checkup, now is the best time to visit your dentist! Your checkup and cleaning will help your smile become ready for the Halloween holiday. Our team will deeply clean your teeth and gums by removing the plaque and tartar. The fluoride treatment provided will also help your teeth have the strength to fight the sugary particles the candy leaves behind.

If you do these four things, you’ll be on your way to having a smile-healthy Halloween in Brookfield, Connecticut. For more information and details, please feel free to call our office today and schedule an appointment with Dr. Marianne Morelli. We are happy to help you!