There’s a certain way that you approach caring for your smile on a regular basis. If you’re doing quite a good job and you’re able to keep your oral health on track, then what you want is to avoid any obstacles to your usual routine, of course! Then, Halloween shows up and threatens to turn your usually successful go at smile protection on its ear. What to do, you wonder? Can you still have a super fun time, enjoy some sweet treats, and all without undermining months’ if not years’ worth of attention to dental care? Our Pella, IA team is happy to report that the answer is yes! Consider some helpful hints.
Try To Work Within Your Usual Schedule
We ask you: What’s your usual schedule like for your dental care on a daily basis? If you are like many of our patients, then you brush in the morning and then you brush and floss in the evening before getting into bed (or something very similar to this). We know that when you’re planning a fun Halloween night, you may feel tempted to just stay up late, eat lots of candy, and then fall asleep without dental hygiene. However, try to avoid this! To keep your oral health safe, try to make plans to stick to your usual schedule, so brushing, flossing, and protecting everyone’s smiles is easy!
Consider Trip-And-Fall Concerns
It’s not something you necessarily think about as you’re pulling your costume together or prepping for party time. However, trip-and-fall concerns are actually something to really give some attention during Halloween. Remember that your vision may become obscured due to a wide variety of details (like wearing funny glasses, a mask, and the fact that you may be out after dark). Just do your best to protect your smile health by keeping your field of view clear, while in motions, and striving to take that extra step to ensure you’re stepping carefully through your festivities! Otherwise, breaking your teeth isn’t out of the realm of possibility!
Toss The More Dangerous Candy Aside
The candy that immediately sends up red flags because you know that just due to the nature of the type of candy, it sets you on a path that may lead to oral health damage? Ignore that stuff. Yes, it’s fun to eat candy with reckless abandon in theory but in reality, nobody wants to end this holiday with damaged teeth.
Schedule A Visit This Fall!
Don’t forget to schedule dental care for the cooler seasons! Call our team for your dental checkup and cleaning or for any additional care you would like for your smile, so you end the year in good oral health. To learn more, schedule an appointment with your dentist by calling Allen & Neumann Family Dentistry in Pella, IA, today at (641) 628-1121.