When it comes to Halloween, tricks and treats are common. Have you been “BOO-ed” yet? If you’re curious what a “BOO-ing” involves, here’s a short description. The tradition is usually among neighbors and involves a neighbor secretly leaving a small basket of treats, a BOO poem, BOO instructions and a BOO sign at a neighbor’s house. It’s a fun tradition of passing on tricks and treats during Halloween around where you live. It’s harmless and fun.
On the other hand, Halloween has many harmful things that go along with it. One harmful Halloween tradition that happens every year is the over consumption of sugary candies. Not only are the sugar-packed treats harmful to your teeth, but they also have potential to crack your teeth when consuming hard candies intended to be bit into.
Don’t be tricked by Halloween treats! Take precautions and be ready for the onslaught of candy and teeth-damaging Halloween treats.
- Fill your house with healthy sweet things that promote dental health. Fruits, both dried and fresh are a great alternative to sugary candies.
- Chew sugar-free gum when you have the urge to bite into and chew on something sweet.
- Choose chocolate! Dark chocolate is lower in sugar and high in antioxidants.
If you do choose to chomp on hard candies this fall and it results in a chipped or cracked tooth, come see us at Group Health Dental. Whatever the extent of your chipped tooth, we offer a full range of restorative and cosmetic treatment options for you.