Orthodontist, Trumbull- Tips on Halloween
Little vampires aren’t the only ones concerned with bites this Halloween—kids in Trumbull with braces need to be careful when they bite into treats. October is National Orthodontic Health Month and the Orthodontists at Dental Associates want to remind all patients with braces in Trumbull to avoid caramel, bubblegum, taffy, unpopped popcorn kernels, peanuts and taco chips. Eating these off-limit foods could lengthen orthodontic treatment time or result in an emergency visit to the orthodontist. With the Halloween season now upon us, here are some tips for kids of all ages in Trumbull on how to keep teeth healthy and safe during the upcoming festivities. Sticky and chewy snacks such as caramel, taffy, jelly beans, bubblegum and popcorn should be avoided by anyone wearing braces. Even if you don’t wear braces, clear aligners or other orthodontic “appliances,” be careful with these types of treats to prevent damage to your teeth. The good news is that there are plenty of food options for Trumbull residents with orthodontic braces – and with a little creativity, orthodontic patients can still enjoy Halloween treats. In general, orthodontic patients in Trumbull should look for softer treats, such as soft chocolate or peanut butter cups, or melt-in-your-mouth foods.