Halloween is the perfect excuse for eating candy to your heart’s content and not thinking about the consequences. However, when you overindulge in chocolate and candies, you expose your teeth to sugar and bacteria that can wreak havoc in your mouth. If you´re spooked about a loose, chipped, or fractured tooth, or if your braces have suffered because of hard sweets, qualified dentists in Boynton Beach can provide emergency dental services and give your mouth a rest.
Sweets get their delicious flavor from sugar and caramel, which stick to the surface of your smile and feed tons of harmful bacteria. If you don’t brush your teeth and floss properly after Halloween, abrasive and acidic substances can store under your gums, resulting in a tooth abscess that can damage surrounding teeth and the jawbone. You can quickly solve this dental emergency by scheduling a visit to a dental professional who will treat the infection and remove the tooth if necessary.
Sticky candy can also stay on the surface of your teeth, giving you cavities that cause pain. Dentists can also take care of your cavities by removing them and placing dental fillings.
Several candies you get after trick-or-treating are hard or big, such as jawbreakers or lollipops. As delicious as these sweets are, your teeth are not strong enough to chew on them repeatedly, so eating them could put your mouth at risk of cracks or fractures.
Only a qualified dentist should handle this dental emergency and check the state of the fracture. If the crack doesn’t extend beyond your gumline, a professional will be able to save your natural tooth. However, your dentist will have no choice but to remove your broken pearly white if there’s been damage to the pulp.
Missing teeth can make for a perfect Halloween look, but they are also an oral health issue that needs fixing. Candies and incorrect oral habits are a terrible match for underdeveloped children’s teeth since they can cause severe decay and tooth loss when left to their devices.
If you or your children suffer the terrible fate of a lost tooth, grab the pearly white by the crown, put it inside the empty socket, and visit your dentist immediately. They will try to save your natural tooth and place it back where it belongs.
You can still wear a costume and get candy if you wear braces, but you´ll have to be extra careful when you eat your sweet haul. Some goodies can stick to your brackets, loosening them or making them fall off your mouth. Sugar can also stay around your braces and expose your teeth to tooth decay or gum disease.
Hard candy can also break or change the shape of your braces’ wires, which can hurt your gums and teeth and affect the effectiveness of the orthodontic process. Your dentist can handle these dental emergencies and get your braces back to normal.
Halloween can be extremely fun, but if your teeth suffer afterward, you should visit your dentist immediately. Our team can provide emergency dental services for you and your family and solve any post-holiday dental nightmare. Call us today and book an appointment to get your healthy, beaming smile back!