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Have you made a checklist yet this Halloween season to protect your smile against the dangers that sweets and treats can pose? Although we’re not telling you to avoid all sweets the season, it is important to do your best to keep your mouth safe from additional hazards that can arise.

You may not know it, but as you age, your teeth can become weaker and less effective for biting into hard products. Numerous candies such as cotton candy and popcorn balls which are popular during the Halloween season comprise additional risks such as chipping or cracking your teeth. To protect your smile, limit or avoid these sweets altogether. Also, be sure to floss daily to remove any bits of popcorn or candy that maybe lodged between teeth.

It is important to brush twice daily to help prevent any damage that can arise from sugary sweets and treats. The sugars in candy can easily lead to cavities and enamel loss. Some products such as fruit drinks and sour candies can be nearly as acidic as battery acid. With the proper oral health care, you can keep your smile strong throughout the year.

For more amazing tips to a successful Halloween season, or to set up an appointment with Dr. Louis Migliazzo, please contact Louis Migliazzo, DDS at 520-323-7550. You are also welcome to stop by our office in Tucson, Arizona. We wish you all a safe and happy Halloween!