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The season of spooks and ghouls has come once more. Make sure all the monsters that prowl in the night stay concealed and don’t end up causing real damage this holiday season. Of course, we are referring to the hidden oral hazards that can arise such as tooth decay, dental erosion, cavities, and oral injuries.

One of the greatest risks for tooth decay, cavities, or dental erosion is sugar. When sugar enters your mouth, it can be converted into harmful acids that can eat through your tooth enamel. Fortunately, it can be eradicated with effective oral health treatments such as brushing twice daily and flossing once daily as well. In addition, limiting the amount of sugars you eat this Halloween can help protect your teeth against the risks that sugary sweets and treats can bring.

Don’t be tricked this Halloween season due to unreasonably hard candies that can easily cause oral injuries. Snacks such as popcorn and candy apples can easily damage your teeth if you bite into them too hard. Exercise care to keep your teeth safe. In addition, stay away from sticky and chewy sweets such as gummy and caramels, as they can stick to your teeth and gums and rapidly increase tooth decay.

If you have any additional questions about candies to avoid, or to schedule a future visit with Dr. Jason Pujo, please contact us at 978-957-1898, or stop by our office in Dracut, Massachusetts. From all of us at Merrimack Valley Dentistry, have a ‘fangtastic’ Halloween!