Children, teens and adults all around the world often look forward to Halloween. Between the creepy costumes, jack o’ lanterns, candy and spooky traditions, there’s always so much fun to be had! If someone in your family is undergoing orthodontic treatment this year, reassure them that they won’t have to miss out on any of the fun activities! Dr. Hazem Eimar and our orthodontic team would love to help with some tips on how to navigate Halloween with braces.
Candy Dos And Don’ts For Braces
Halloween with braces can be sweet, but you just need to be mindful of the candy you choose. A general rule of thumb for braces is to avoid anything that is very hard, sticky and/or chewy. For Halloween, that means to stay away from treats like taffy, bubble gum, hard candies, gummies and anything with nuts or caramel. Eating these sweets could result in a broken appliance and one scared orthodontist!
The good news is that many Halloween classics are completely safe to consume with braces. This includes Aero bars, KitKats, Hershey’s Kisses, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and any soft chocolate bars. The most important thing to remember this spooky season is your oral hygiene routine. Dental plaque thrives in sugary environments, so brushing your teeth and orthodontic appliance is especially important after eating a sweet. Those with braces could be more likely to develop problems such as tooth decay if stubborn food particles aren’t washed away!
Celebrating Halloween will be a bit different this year, but the festivities aren’t cancelled! Even in 2020, Airdrie and our surrounding communities have many socially-distanced and fun events to attend with your family! If you’re looking for some spooktacular fun, we recommend the following:
- Haunted Train Ride at Iron Horse Park
- Ghouls’ Night Out at Heritage Park (Calgary)
- Airdrie Ghost Walk 2020
- Field of Screams at Cobb’s Adventure Park (Calgary)
- Grim Mini Golf at WinSport (Calgary)
Visit An Orthodontist In Airdrie, Alberta
Spooky smiles are only acceptable on October 31st! At Braces Plus, we’re offering FREE orthodontic consultations, so there’s nothing holding you back from inquiring about your smile goals! Click here to book your free consultation today! When you come in, feel free to ask about our offerings such as clear braces, metal braces and Invisalign in Airdrie, Alberta!