Halloween is just around the corner, and we know that many of our patients, particularly our younger patients, are counting down the days until they can wear their costumes and parade around the neighborhood collecting candy and treats. While this is certainly an exciting time, it can also be a time that added sugar can wreak havoc on your oral health. We wanted to take some time and offer some tips to teach our young patients and remind our older patients how to have a healthier Halloween this year.
Do you find that you frequently have food stuck in your teeth, even after brushing? Or maybe this happens to someone you are close to. It is not uncommon for a number of patients, especially children, to have food remaining in the deep grooves of the back molars after brushing. This leads to lingering bacteria and becomes a breeding ground for tooth decay, eventually resulting in cavities. Children are especially susceptible to this due to their habit of frequent snacking. We offer a treatment solution that can aid in the prevention of cavities on the back molars. Continue reading to learn more.