Halloween TIPS from the American Dental Association

Oct 27, 2011

It’s almost that spooky time of year again! Whether you are going door-to-door trick or treating, attending a party dressed in a clever, silly or scary costume, or simply getting together with friends and family to watch scary movies, Dr. Gregory P. Bialek and our team want you to keep in mind the following tips from our friends at the American Dental Association to help reduce tooth-decay.

Eat treats with meals. Saliva production increases during meals washing out food particles and helping to neutralize cavity causing plaque acid.

Consider chewing ADA-accepted sugarless gum after meals. Certain sugarless gums have earned the ADA Seal of Acceptance for scientifically proving that chewing the gum for 20 minutes after meals helped prevent tooth decay.

Follow the 1-2-3s of good daily oral hygiene: Floss once a day, brush twice a day and eat three balanced meals a day.

Visit Dr. Bialek for regular checkups.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN from all of us!