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There are dentists all around the nation that are fighting back against Halloween candy this year. Many dentists are buying their patients candy back from them, to ensure that their patients stay away from the potential damage that can occur as a result of the candy.
Your Dentist Versus Your Halloween Candy There are dentists all around the nation that are fighting back against Halloween candy this year. Many dentists are buying their patients candy back from them, to ensure that their patients stay away from the potential damage that can occur as a result of the candy. Trading Trick-or-Treating Spoils for Cash Check with your local West Jordan dentist to see if you can trade your trick-or-treating spoils in for some cash. Trick-or-treating is exciting and a lot of fun, but selling your candy to a dentist may be a great way to get rid of the candy you do not like or the candy you know you will not be able to get around to eating. Candy can be extremely difficult on your teeth and if you have any dental appliances in your mouth, you should be aware of what candy you need to avoid. Not only can you damage the appliances, but you may end up doing permanent damage to your teeth. If you have braces or any type of aligner in your mouth, you want to make sure that you can stay away from candy that is going to damage those dental appliances. More than likely, you will need to totally avoid candies that are overly hard, sticky, crunchy or chewy. Some of the candy items that you should not be eating include caramel, licorice and bubblegum. Even if you are eating sugarless candy you will want to stay away from these candies, because they can easily damage the dental appliances in your mouth. Avoiding such a wide variety of candies can be frustrating when you are digging through your trick-or-treating bag, but there are some candies that will probably not damage your dental equipment. If it can melt in your mouth, it will be easier on your teeth and any appliances in your mouth. Importance of Brushing and Flossing through Halloween Season Throughout the Halloween season, it becomes even more important to be brushing and flossing on a daily basis. You want to make sure that you are consistently cleaning off all of the sugar that ends up on your teeth as a result of eating your Halloween candy. At the least, it is important that you rinse your mouth out with some water after you eat candy. When you rinse of your teeth, you can remove a lot of the sugar that would have sat on your teeth and eventually formed plaque. As plaque forms on your teeth it weakens the dentin, which protects the pulp of your tooth. A cavity is a result of the dentin decaying and the pulp of your tooth being exposed. Dental Work is Expensive Not only are cavities painful but dental work is also expensive. When you go to have your cavity filled, the final bill from your West Jordan dentist can be a lot to deal with especially if you do not have dental insurance. Avoiding dental work altogether is the most comfortable and affordable option. To do this during Halloween may be difficult, but with a little added effort and by being more aware of your teeth, you can significantly minimize the chances that your teeth will be damaged. Photo Credit: Oberazzi Photo Credit: Their History
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