Dr. Lara Welch and Dr. Nathan Welch from Y Bont Faen Dental Care provide these 9 tips for keeping teeth healthy around Halloween!

  1. Moderation is Key: Enjoy Halloween treats in moderation. Limit the amount of sugary snacks you consume.
  2. Choose Wisely: Look at the packaging of sweets and chocolates you are looking to buy, choose which contains less sugar than milk chocolate.
  3. Avoid Sticky Sweets: Be aware of sweets that contain caramel and toffee which can stick to your teeth, increasing the risk of cavities. Avoid them when possible.
  4. Rinse with Water: After indulging in sweets, rinse your mouth with water to help remove sugar and acid from your teeth.
  5. Timing Matters: It’s better to enjoy sweets with a meal rather than as a standalone snack. The increased saliva production during meals can help neutralise acids.
  6. Don’t Snack All Day: Limit snacking throughout the day. Constantly exposing your teeth to sugar can lead to cavities.
  7. Maintain Good Oral Hygiene: Stick to your regular oral hygiene routine. Brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss daily.
  8. Schedule a Post-Halloween Dental Checkup: After Halloween, consider scheduling a dental checkup to ensure your teeth are in good health and catch any potential issues early.
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By following these tips, you can enjoy Halloween festivities without compromising your dental health.

And do contact Lara & Nathan at Y Bont Faen if you need that Halloween checkup!