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Caring for your teeth is important year-round, but you should give extra attention to your smile during the holiday season. As Halloween rolls around, it is important to make sure you are not increasing your risks for dental damage.

An effective game plan to protect your smile this Halloween includes knowing what to do with extra candy that is left after the holidays. Dispose of any extra candy or ration it to make sure you’re not snacking on sugary sweets and treats long after the holiday is over. The longer the candy is in contact with your teeth, the longer that tooth decay can occur, so limit snacking on treats and be sure to brush twice daily and floss once a day as well.

Make an effort to indulge in healthy treats this Halloween. If you have any children, you can swap out their candy that they received from trick-or-treating for toys, money, or other incentives. This way, they can still enjoy the fun of trick-or-treating without all the oral health risks that come from eating the candy.

Be sure to care for your teeth this Halloween. To make an appointment with Dr. Brian A. Moore, please contact us at (859) 525-0507, or stop by our office in Florence, Kentucky. From all of us at Moore Dental Services, have a ‘spooktacular’ Halloween!