Halloween is just around the corner, and many new orthodontic patients are curious about how to approach the spooky night fun with braces.
If you’re one of them, don’t worry! There are plenty of ways to have a great time without getting your wires crossed. Read on for some fun Halloween tips that’ll make this holiday safe, healthy and enjoyable!
1. Choose Braces-Friendly Candy Only
Caramel apples, gummy bears, and other candies that stick to your teeth are not a good idea. If you want to enjoy candy on Halloween, go for one of the many options that will keep your appliance intact and will be easy to clean up! The rule is, if it is hard, sticky or crunchy – avoid it! Chocolates, chips, jello and M&M’s are great alternative choices.
2. Maintain A Regular Dental Routine
With braces, it’s even more critical to keep up your dental care routine. Make sure that both your teeth and orthodontic appliance stay clean. After eating candy make sure to brush and floss thoroughly. Keep your toothpaste, toothbrush and floss readily available so there are no excuses! In sight = top of mind!
3. Hydrate, Hydrate, & Hydrate
Drinking water is a great way to flush away sugar and lingering food particles in your mouth. Make sure to stay hydrated during your night of fun!
4. Don’t Forget To Celebrate With Your Friends And Family!
Finally, don’t forget about the most important part: the celebration! Halloween is a great time to spend with your family. If you are new to braces you’ll need to make a few adjustments, but can still enjoy the holiday! Wishing our community a happy and safe Halloween!
Are You Looking For An Orthodontist?
At York Mills Orthodontics, we are here to help our patients! Whether you are new to braces or need a refresher on at-home care, our team has all the tips and advice you need. Every patient is unique and deserves to be treated as such. We take the time to get to know you and provide you with personalized care. Dr. Morrow and our team look forward to working with new smiles in our North York community. Contact us for a consultation today!