Fall Fact Finder: Hazardous Food Avoidance

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Is your smile ready for the holidays? With Halloween just around the corner, it is important to make sure your teeth and gums are well prepared for any potential tooth hazards that can arise. Not only may you be tempted by excessive amounts of sugar with numerous products this holiday season, but sweets and treats find other ways as well to damage your smile.

Treats such as candy apples, corn on the cob, and hard candies can potentially lead to an oral health disaster. Exercise caution when biting into any hard substances to avoid chipping or cracking your teeth. In addition, take small bites to avoid any potential choking hazards that come along with it.

Try to avoid sticky and chewy sweets this season as they can linger in your mouth and continue to damage your teeth or gums, increasing your risks for dental erosion and cavities. To help minimize the damage to your teeth and gums, try using mouthwash and chewing sugarless gum immediately after snacking, as they can help neutralize the acids in your mouth and prevent cavities.

No matter the needs you require from your smile, our team at Chandler Family Dental Care can help. Dr. Emanuel Amato and our team can give you a comprehensive oral examination to determine which oral health care procedure is best for you and your oral health care needs. To schedule a visit to our dentist office in Chandler, Arizona, call us at 480-413-1100. Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful day!