Treat Yo’self | Tips for Halloween Candy

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Though we’ve had some impeccable weather as of late, October’s end is coming to an end. You know what that means, Halloween. All Hallow’s Eve. The Night that many look forward to all year to get dressed up and enjoy the spooky Buffalo NY evenings, and of course, eat some delicious candy.

Though everyone here at Dr. Rand’s office love ourselves some candy, we have to remind all orthodontic patients to be weary of what they chew on this Halloween. With all the treats going around, it will take a little willpower, but your teeth, your parents, and your orthodontist will thank you later.

Whether you have traditional brace, Invisalign braces, or or Inspire ICE braces, there are several rules you should follow this Halloween. Things that are sticky or don’t dissolve easily can get caught between wires or caught in between other nooks. Make sure to hold any candy in your mouth for a good amount of time to allow it to break down before chewing it.

Also, because you might be munching on some sweets on account of the holiday, ensure (parents you can help) that you take EXTRA good care of your teeth this month. Sugar from the candy can end up causing plaque buildup underneath your wires/brackets, and can get stuck in your teeth if your using Invisalign. Make sure to drink a lot of water when consuming sweets to flush that sugar out.

Here are some tips on what to avoid, and what is safe to munch on this Halloween.

Treats to Avoid this Halloween:

  • Caramel
  • Nuts
  • Licorice
  • Jelly Beans
  • Pretzels
  • Taffy
  • Bubble Gum
  • Candy Corn
  • Lollipops

Ortho-Friendly Treats

  • Small Meltable Chocolates
  • Peanut Butter Cups
  • Milk Shakes
  • Gelatin
  • Peeled, Thinly Sliced Apples
  • Ice Cream

For more information on Halloween orthodontic safety and tips, just give us a call at our office if you have any questions. We’re always here to help and we will do anything to ensure that you or your child’s orthodontic treatment goes as well as possible. Stay tuned for more informative articles on orthodontic treatment and tips!

 

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