Wow, can you believe that October is here already? It's officially Autumn, the kids are settled in at school and cooler weather is on the way!
Autumn tends to also be the season of colds for many people. Did you know that you can increase your overall health by taking care of your oral health? Other than regularly seeing your dentist - brushing twice daily with fluoride and flossing can help decrease the chance of bacteria in your mouth to cause a more serious problem like diabetes or even stroke. So make sure to keep your mouth clean in order to help keep your body healthy!
The month of October does give us all a few obstacles to achieving a healthy smile, such as pumpkin spiced lattes and other yummy treats. The biggest hurdle this month though, for you and your family, is Halloween candy. The ADA did a study and found that the majority of children realize they eat too much candy and would actually prefer an alternative, like a game or toy. You might not be able to control what neighbors give them, but you can eliminate the excess of candy around your house on Halloween and provide them with healthy alternatives. Their teeth will thank you!
Have a great month everyone. Remember to like us on Facebook and stay tuned for more dental tips, tricks and just fun tidbits. Some of our recent posts discussed quelling your children's dental visit fears and avoiding certain acidic drinks to protect your teeth - so make sure to stay in the loop! Have a nice day! Eunson Family&Cosmetic Dentistry