Treat your smile the right way this Halloween. Don’t get tricked into developing tooth decay.

You want to celebrate spooky season for several years to come. We are sharing four tips to help make that possible for our patients in and around Tigard, OR.

Take a moment to read them. Then, call 503-210-9802 to set up a dental checkup at Premier Dental and Implants.

1. Share the Bounty

You know there is a good chance that you will return from trick-or-treating with more sweets than you can or should eat. With this in mind, talk to your kids about how you can share some candy … and reduce the temptation in the weeks afterward.

2. Set Limits

While you are talking to your kids, discuss what is an acceptable amount to eat at one time. Another consideration is when to enjoy a sweet treat. The best time is after a meal because you are somewhat full, and you have a good amount of saliva already to help rinse away candy residue.

3. Chew Some Sugar-Free Gum

Sugar-free gum helps in a couple ways. It keeps the saliva flowing, which helps loosen and remove candy particles from teeth. It also can neutralize acids that can contribute to cavities.

4. Stick to the Basics

In other words, remember to do the things you should be doing all year. Brush your teeth twice daily and floss every day. Also, keep up with your regular dental visits for professional cleanings and exams.

To schedule an appointment in Tigard, OR, call Premier Dental and Implants today at 503-210-9802 or contact us online. Keep your mouth healthy for many Halloweens to come!