How To Have a Cavity-Free Halloween

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Posted Oct 18th, 2016

How To Have a Cavity-Free Halloween

Halloween can be a scary time to visit the dentist!


With so much candy lying around the house at Halloween, your teeth are susceptible to decay caused by excess amounts of sugar.

The team at Parkland Smiles Dental in Halifax can help you manage your sugar intake, and the effects it has on your oral health.

Excess amounts of sugar can cause a cavity in your or your child's teeth. Learn about the effects of sugar on your kid's teeth, and help them stay cavity-free during Halloween.

What does sugar do to your teeth?

Sugary foods feed the bacteria that grow in your mouth. The bacteria turns sugar into acids which can eat away at the enamel in your teeth.

What types of sugar and candies should I avoid at Halloween?

You should avoid candies that are sticky, like caramel, as they stick to your teeth. Also, candies that are hard stay in your mouth longer than others which can create an opportunity to feed the bacteria.

What snacks are good for my oral health?

Mix in healthy snacks with their candies. Foods like apples, pears, cheese, and leafy greens all have different benefits for your children’s teeth.

How do I help my kids maintain their oral health at Halloween?

Restrict the number of candies they eat per day and ask them to rinse after eating sweets. As well, make sure they brush each morning, as well as brush and floss at night.

When should my child visit the dentist?

Your child should visit the dentist once every 6 months, just like you. However, depending on their level of treatment needed, they may be required to visit more often.


If you still need more advice on maintaining your children’s teeth and cavity control, please contact your dentist at Parkland Smiles Dental in Halifax before Halloween. We would be happy to answer your questions, and have you in for a consultation meeting.

  5 Common Dental Emergencies

Do you think you might need an emergency dental appointment?


Even if you do not visit Parkland Smiles Dental in Halifax as a regular patient, we may be able to help you with your dental emergency.

Clarmain Dental – offers residents of Halifax emergency dental services.

What is a dental emergency?

Dental emergencies are issues that may come up between your regular routine appointments. You may have a dental emergency if you are experiencing pain and need to come in for an appointment. Learn about the following symptoms so you are aware if you happen to have a dental emergency in CITY.

5 Common Dental Emergencies

  1. Knocked out tooth emergency
  2. Toothache emergency
  3. Chipped or broken tooth emergency
  4. Badly bitten lip or tongue emergency
  5. Lost filling emergency

Be sure to contact the team at Parkland Smiles Dental if you need to book a dental emergency service. If you have a dental emergency after hours, you can also call and leave a voicemail. We will respond as soon as we open.

What do I do if I require dental services outside of practice hours?

Alternatively, if you require emergency treatment outside of office hours, and cannot wait for the dentist the next day, please contact the emergency dental services available in Halifax.


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