The idea of trick-or-treating is something that probably puts a smile on your face because it definitely puts smiles on your kids’ faces! What’s more amazing than knowing you get to walk around, ring doorbells, look amazing in your costume, say nothing more than trick or treat, and have candy handed to you? Well, making it through your entire round of candy collecting without ending up with any oral health damage is possibly one answer to that question! While this may not be on your children’s minds, it’s certainly on yours, and our Rancho Cucamonga, CA team has just the tips that you need!
Be Careful With That Mask!
We want you to remember that if you’re wearing a mask on Halloween, you are going to be blocking a significant amount of your vision. When you do this, you make it much easier to accidentally trip or miss your step, which means you could fall down! Remember that falling is a serious hazard that can lead to damaged teeth, so simply be very careful about this factor (have kids keep masks up, when walking) for protected oral health.
Map Out Your Path
One smart tip that can make a big difference for your oral health, so you don’t deal with the aforementioned falling problem? Know where you’re going. Map out a familiar route ahead of time, so you don’t end up taking a wrong turn or end up having to climb down a hill you weren’t expecting!
Keep Your Trail Well Lit
We also suggest you keep your walking path well lit on Halloween night. Grab glow sticks and flashlights, not only so others see you when you’re on your trick-or-treating trail but also so you can see in front of you, which further prevents falling and possible oral health damage!
Hold On Tight!
Walking up the steps of a neighborhood house and then back down them? Hold onto that railing tight! It’s an easy thing to do and can help you (again) avoid any tumbles and broken teeth.
Practice Mindful Candy Eating!
Of course, you’re correct to think that any type of candy eating can promote tooth decay. However, you can rinse and brush and you’ll be just fine. However, we want to remind you that you can avoid damaging dental work or teeth by choosing easy-to-chew options over those that are difficult. It’s simple but effective.
Get Through Halloween With A Safe Smile!
Remember that it’s actually very easy to enjoy trick-or-treating and your Halloween experience without experiencing smile damage, when you are filled in regarding the best way to approach your experience! Schedule a visit with your Rancho Cucamonga, CA dentist today by calling Stadium Dental and Orthodontics at (909) 476-9678. We proudly welcome patients from Rancho Cucamonga, CA.