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Halloween is just around the corner, which may not be a surprise to you, but it might be to your smile. Because of the sugary treats and candies available, your teeth and gums can be in grave danger this Halloween if you don’t take good care of your smile. So, to help you, our Andrew Henritze DDS team recommends doing the following things:

-Brush your fangs: Make sure to brush your teeth every morning and every night with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. Brushing will help you clean your teeth from the plaque and food particles that stick to them.

-Floss your chompers: Floss your teeth at least once a day with a product that is effective and easy to use. Flossing will clean between your teeth and increase your chances of preventing tooth decay, gum disease, and other dental issues.

-Avoid sticky, hard, and gooey treats: As you visit each house on Halloween night, it’s best to avoid choosing the sticky, hard, and gooey treats. That way you’re not tempted to eat them. If you eat these treats, the harmful particles will stick to your teeth for a long period of time and will threaten your smile.

-Visit your dental issue-fighting hero, the dentist: If you’re due for your six-month checkup, now is the best time to visit your dentist! Your checkup and cleaning will help your smile become ready for the Halloween holiday. Our team will deeply clean your teeth and gums by removing the plaque and tartar. The fluoride treatment provided will also help your teeth have the strength to fight the sugary particles the candy leaves behind.

If you do these things, you’re on the right track! To learn more about how to have a smile-healthy Halloween in Roanoke, Virginia, please feel free to call our office at (540) 989-6600 today! Dr. Andrew W Henritze, DDS and our dental team are more than happy to help you.