Last year, Americans spent $2.2 billion on Halloween candy. Parents and kids alike can’t help themselves but snack on the chewy, sugary, sticky sweets this time of year. Yet, this seasonal tradition doesn’t have to mean an increase in cavities.
Dr. Elliot and Dr. Nick at Long Island Implant & Cosmetic Dentistry discuss ways to cut down on dental damage, while still indulging your “sweet tooth” this Halloween season.
Cavities and tooth decay occur when the mouth is exposed to sugar for prolonged periods of time. The bacteria in the mouth feeds on this sugar and converts food into acid, which attacks tooth enamel and causes decay. Your best defense is to limit the amount of sugar sweets you eat, rinse and brush right afterward, and choose what you consume carefully.
Some of the worst offenders include:
By contrast, the following treats are much less harmful to the teeth:
Autumn is the perfect time to consider rectifying oral health issues you’ve been putting off for months. Long Island cosmetic dentists Dr. Elliot and Dr. Nick are happy to help you attain a beautiful smile in preparation for visits with family and friends over the Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year holidays.
For starters, a simple in-office tooth whitening regimen yields dramatic results and doesn’t cost very much. White fillings can repair existing cavities and porcelain veneers can remedy stained, damaged or chipped teeth. Contact us at 631-296-0549 to discuss your options.
We would love to help you. Contact us in our Rocky Point or South Huntington Office today.
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