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Your Dentist Versus Your Halloween Candy

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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.

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									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.

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