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National Orthodontic Health Month

October 10, 2016

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October’s here and Halloween is on the way! That means fantastic fall activities, costumes, haunted houses, and of course, candy. We want all of our patients to enjoy their time with family and friends as much as they can. Since it’s now National Orthodontic Health Month, be sure to take care of your braces and to eat the right kinds of candies.

To have a safe Halloween for your braces we recommend you avoid candies that can harm them. To keep your braces safe, you should avoid the types of candy that are hard, gummy, sticky, or chewy. But there is good news!

This doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the candy you gather. You can safely have soft candies such as peppermint patties, candy bars, and peanut butter cups. Don’t risk a lifetime of a straight, beautiful smile for a moment of sweet candy now.

Also remember that cavities grow by exposure to sugar, so be sure to continue brushing and flossing your teeth. Good oral hygiene becomes an even more important habit to have when you eat more sugar than normal.

To learn more about how to care for your braces during the Halloween season, call Victoria Pediatric Dental & Orthodontics in Victoria, TX. Dr. Manshadi, Dr. Roden-Johnson, and Dr. Afridi would love to help you. Happy Halloween!