Chocolates and caramels and candy, OH MY! Halloween can be a scary time for your teeth if you're not mindful. There are so many things to look forward to during the spooky season. Just know that not everything has to involve a sugary treat!
Tips For A Healthy Halloween
While it’s completely fine to let your family indulge in a few halloween favourites, our team has put together some tips to make sure things don’t get out of hand!
- Make a big and healthy dinner the night of Halloween.
Eating a healthy dinner before the candy festivities start will help your family avoid filling up on sweets.
- Purchase treats at the last minute.
If you can, try buying your Halloween candy the day of. This will help limit any pre-snaking.
- Set candy limitations.
Try to avoid a sugar free-for-all this year. Let your family pick one or two favourite treats and keep the rest out of sight.
- Ensure everyone follows the proper oral hygiene routine.
Dental plaque flourishes when sugar is around and it can lead to problems if it’s not washed away properly. Make sure everyone brushes their teeth for at least two minutes with a fluoride toothpaste and flosses to release any stubborn food particles.
Local Halloween Events
We know that Halloween is looking a bit different this year and many families are choosing to stay home. However, if you’re looking for a socially distanced and fun event, Toronto has a few options for you to choose from! We suggest the following:
- Bubble Ghost Tours in the Distillery District
- Toronto’s Haunted Drive Thru on Cherry Street
- Halloween at the Village at Black Creek Pioneer Village
Treat Yourself To A Dental Appointment In Toronto!
Your smile shouldn't spook after Halloween has come and gone! We’d be happy to help with teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, dental implants and more in Toronto! To book an appointment or if you have any questions, please fill out a contact form on our website or give us a call at 416-486-1136. We can’t wait to hear what you did for Halloween!