Making Better Treat Choices on Halloween

  • By Ryan Mullaney
  • 20 Oct, 2016
With Halloween right around the corner, do you know how to satisfy your sweet tooth while protecting your oral health? Luckily, there are many ways you can get a fixing of sweets without wreaking havoc on your oral health. Picking some healthier choices can make a great difference. Gummy candies—think Sour Patch Kids, Dots, gummy […] The post Making Better Treat Choices on Halloween appeared first on Medical Arts Dental.
With Halloween right around the corner, do you know how to satisfy your sweet tooth while protecting your oral health? Luckily, there are many ways you can get a fixing of sweets without wreaking havoc on your oral health. Picking some healthier choices can make a great difference.
Caramel lollipops—the combination of caramel and hard candy—are some of the worst offenders on your health. They take a lot longer to dissolve which gives more room for decay-causing bacteria to thrive. Instead, choose Dum Dums which are much smaller, dissolve more quickly, and are free of gummy and sticky caramel.
Caramel candies, like Snickers and Twix, have a similar effect on your teeth. Instead opt for peanut M&Ms or a Kit-Kat bar, both of which are better options. Peanut M&Ms, especially, can be a good choice because they contain less glucose and the nuts provide healthier fats and some protein.
In addition to healthier candy choices, gum can be an excellent choice. Chewing gum can stimulate extra saliva production which rinses out your mouth and keeps plaque-causing bacteria away. Take care to choose sugar-free, all-natural gum for the healthiest option.
Outside of candy, there are plenty of excellent options for Halloween Trick-or-Treaters. Choose small boxes of animal crackers, packaged cheese and crackers, applesauce, pumpkin seeds, raisins, and healthy baked chips. Stickers, temporary tattoos, dollar store party favors, and crayons are wonderful food alternatives that little Trick-or-Treaters will enjoy greatly.
For more information on protecting your oral hygiene and to schedule a pre-Halloween Dental Exam , visit Medical Arts Dental .

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By Medical Arts Dental 13 Nov, 2017

Unusual sleeping patterns sometimes mean we skip brushing. From the endless sugar sweets to the red wines and rich eggnog, it is important to make an extra effort this season.


Follow these 4 tips to keep your teeth white and clean during the holidays!

By Ryan Mullaney 18 Oct, 2017

Being afraid of going to the dentist creates a vicious cycle: people who fear going to the dentist won’t go often enough, resulting in even worse oral health and a greater need for dental work. The thing is, this fear is very common: much more common than you may think.


As an article in  Deardoctor.com  reports:

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By Ryan Mullaney 15 Jun, 2017
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By Ryan Mullaney 17 May, 2017
You might be spending your weekends spring cleaning your home, but don’t forget to care for your body, too! At Medical Arts Dental, we are scheduling tons of spring check-ups to help our patients spring clean their mouth. Your teeth and gums need extra attention once a year, too! Do A Three-Step Clean Every Day […] The post Tips To Spring Clean Your Mouth appeared first on Medical Arts Dental.
By Ryan Mullaney 25 Apr, 2017
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By Ryan Mullaney 22 Mar, 2017
Red wine, coffee, tea—some of our most beloved drinks are notorious for staining our teeth. So how can we combat these stain-causing drinks? Try these 8 foods already in your house for a naturally whiter smile.   1)     Apples and Strawberries With high levels of malic acid, these juicy fruits increase saliva production, which is […] The post The Best Foods for a Whiter Smile appeared first on Medical Arts Dental.
By Ryan Mullaney 20 Feb, 2017
When you visit the dentist every six months, you’re always getting reminders on how to avoid cavities, plaque, and gum disease. Try not to take it too personally. Your dentist gives you these reminders because he or she wants the best for your oral health.   The Dentists at Medical Arts Dental are no different. […] The post How to Maintain Your Healthy Smile appeared first on Medical Arts Dental.
By Ryan Mullaney 18 Jan, 2017
The last place we cover on our bodies to protect us from the cold is usually our mouths—yet the lips are delicate and the teeth can be prone to sensitivity. Avoid teeth pain and chapped lips with these tips: 1)     Keep your lips hydrated with quality lip balm If you’re feeling any discomfort or dryness […] The post Protecting Your Teeth and Mouth from the Cold appeared first on Medical Arts Dental.
By Ryan Mullaney 13 Dec, 2016
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