Characters, costumes, and candy… three staples of the season that make Halloween so fun for kids! It’s just as fun for parents, too. Everyone gets a kick out of watching the kids jump from porch to porch shouting, “Trick-or-treat!” on Halloween night.
As you busy yourself with last minute holiday preparations, we want to set your mind at ease in case your Halloween should take a dark turn from fun to frightening because of a dental emergency.
If we had our way, you’d never have to prepare for a dental emergency, especially on a night like Halloween! But unfortunately, life is unpredictable and accidents happen, often when you least expect it and at all the worst possible times.
That’s why we’re giving you some helpful hints on handling a dental emergency while you’re out trick-or-treating with the kids this Halloween. We want you and your family to have a fun, safe night free from worry or stress. Part of that is knowing what to do if something should happen and you need dental care in a hurry!
What Makes Halloween Risky For Your Teeth?
The first and most obvious answer to that question is sugar. With all the candy in the house following Halloween, you and your family are most likely indulging in far more sugary treats than you normally would because candy is one of the biggest parts of the holiday’s festivities.
The problem happens when you have the candy bowl out in the open for the weeks following, and so the sugar intake tends to spike for much longer than just one night of trick-or-treating. This makes it a bit tougher to keep your teeth clean and healthy from the damage that sugar can cause for your oral health, like decay and cavities.
But aside from that, Halloween also poses a threat to your teeth because of an increased risk of dental emergencies. It actually makes sense. The kids are excited and jumpy while you, and the flashlight you’re carrying, fight hard to keep up with them. They’re with you, so you know they’re safe, but all the rushed excitement can easily lead to trips and falls.
Since it tends to be pretty dark out when you take them trick-or-treating, even with streetlights and flashlights, they can still trip on a curb, a crack in the sidewalk, or while racing up the stairs on someone’s front porch.
And if they fall in just the right way, it could mean a disaster in the form of a knocked out tooth!
Even if they don’t lose a tooth, they can still do damage to it by breaking it or loosening to the point that it requires emergency dental care.
But you can rest easy knowing who to rely on when or if that happens. When you call our team at Restorative & Implant Dentistry, you’ll be guided by a highly-skilled professional who can help walk you through the next steps and get you or your family member the dental care they need
Store Our Number For A Smoother Dental Emergency!
A clean, healthy mouth starts with good dental habits at home. That means brushing and flossing every day and keeping those routine dental cleanings and exams twice a year.
But it’s also about another form of prevention. By taking steps to prevent mouth injuries, and by knowing what to do when they happen, is a great way to ensure that a dental emergency won’t spoil your family’s Halloween!
Make sure to store the phone number to our Pompano Beach, FL dental office in your list of contacts. That way you can save yourself precious time and the stress in the event of a dental emergency.
Also be sure to schedule your family’s next dental checkup! Getting a good, deep cleaning and thorough exam after all the Halloween candy has run out is another great way to make sure your family’s smiles are nice and healthy! We look forward to all the tales of your family’s spooky adventures during your next visit!