top-banner010123Can you believe that Halloween is only two weeks away? If you’re anything like us, you’re excited about the cooler temperatures and crunchy leaves. Isn’t it incredible how time flies? It seems like summer break just started, but we’re already through the back-to-school season and gearing up for the one holiday that dentists all around the United States love—Halloween!

Although Halloween is a great time for scares and we’re a little bit tempted to write a blog about spooky dentists, scary toothaches, and terrifying tooth extraction, we’re not going to head that route.

It could be a good time to talk about the Dentist from Little Shop of Horrors, but instead of doing that, we’ll just recommend that you grab the DVD, a bucket of popcorn, and a blanket and curl up with your significant other for a night of fun.

Anyway…where were we?

pumkinAh yes. Halloween tips from your local dentist!

No, this isn’t a blog about the best Halloween costumes to try this year (although we would be flattered if you dressed up as your favorite dentist, Dr. Mike Seo). It’s all about everyone’s favorite part of Halloween—the candy.

And no, this isn’t a “stay away from the candy this year and opt instead for a nice package or raisins” type of blog either. We’re not going to tell you not to enjoy the best part of Halloween. Instead, we’re going to give you a few tips on how to enjoy that candy responsibly.

  • Get yourself a nice new toothbrush and break it in. Make it a point that your routine goes something like this—piece of candy, brush your teeth; piece of candy, brush your teeth; piece of candy, brush your teeth. You get the point. We’re not saying to brush after every single piece, but we would advise you to make it a priority to brush when you’re putting the candy down for a while.
  • Drink plenty of water. Yes, that’s right. Good old water. It will help to prevent tooth decay because it can wash away anything that gets stuck to your teeth. Did you know that your saliva has minerals that naturally counteract all of the gnarly stuff you put in your mouth? It’s the truth. Pretty wild, right?
  • Schedule an appointment to see us. If you’ve been following along with our blog for any amount of time, you know the approach we use at Morton Ranch Dental in Katy—prevention is key! Whether you’re an adult who indulged in some Halloween candy or you’re bringing in your kids, we’d be happy to take a look at your teeth and make sure everything is in tip top shape.

“Did the dentist really tell us to eat as much candy as we want?”

You might want to go back and re-read this blog if that’s your take away. We do, however, want you to have a safe, happy, fun (and delicious) Halloween! Contact us today to schedule an appointment. We look forward to seeing you!