Tips for Your Teeth and Halloween Treats

Posted by on Oct 12, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Tips for Your Teeth and Halloween Treats

With Halloween fast approaching I thought it would be a good idea to share some tips on how to look after your teeth or your children’s teeth during all that treat eating!

  1. Opt for less sticky candies, the stickier the candy the longer it sits on the teeth and the more damage it can cause (ex. toffee, caramels)
  2. Choose candies that are not sour, these make your teeth softer than other candies (ex. sour  keys)
  3. Don’t snack or let your children snack on the candies all day, it is better if they eat a few candies in one sitting, then the teeth soften for a much shorter period of time
  4. Rinse with water after snacking on candies
  5. Eat something like cheese or milk after eating candy to re-harden the teeth more quickly
  6. Wait 20 mins after eating candy to brush you or your children’s teeth, the teeth will be softer for about 20 mins after candy exposure and the toothbrush can wear the teeth a little during this time
  7. Finally, everything in moderation, and have fun this Halloween ! 🙂


Emma Johnson is the owner of Pearl Boutique, a clinic that specializes in teeth whitening. She is a registered dental hygienist and completed her diploma at Camosun College, which offers one of the best recognized dental hygiene programs in Canada. Emma also holds a health science degree in kinesiology from the University of the Fraser Valley.

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