With Halloween comes candy – and with candy comes an increased risk for oral health problems. To help protect your teeth this Halloween, Oradell dentist Dr. Howard Perlmutter recommends:
- Brushing teeth with a soft bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste after every snack
- Flossing both morning and night
- Refraining from biting hard candies
These steps can help protect teeth against damages caused by trauma and decay, and will prove especially useful as families begin to find more and more sweet treats around the home.
The steps you take to protect your teeth around Halloween needn’t be limited to a specific time of year. In fact, brushing after every meal and snack, flossing twice a day, and not biting hard foods are good ideas year round. Add to those biannual visits with Dr. Perlmutter and you’re well on your way to maintaining a strong and attractive smile for a lifetime.
Dr. Perlmutter is an experienced and caring family dentist who has been serving Bergen County for over two decades. If you are looking for a dentist in Bergenfield, Dumont, or surrounding areas of New Jersey, please contact Oradell Family Dental online or by calling 201-384-9292 to schedule an appointment today.