October 15, 2018
It’s Halloween! All you want to do is enjoy a scary movie, visit a good haunted house, and eat some CANDY! However, when you’re in braces, the effects candy can have on your teeth are as frightening as being crossed by a black cat on Halloween.
Yes, you can still participate in trick or treating, and you can still relish in a good sugar high – BUT – we urge you to please take some precautions.
- Avoid sticky and gooey candy that smothers your braces and is impossible to remove.
- Hard candy is okay to suck on, but it should not be chewed. Brackets can pop off easily, leading to an orthodontic emergency.
- Chocolate is the best type of candy to eat during Halloween. So, if you’re a fan of chocolate then you’re in luck. Go ahead and enjoy yourself!