Keep your orthodontics fright free this Halloween!

Halloween is just around the corner and we get many patients worried that they’ll get more tricks than treats for their braces in their Halloween candy. Here are some easy tips when you’re making choices on which treats to snack on this Halloween:

  • Avoid anything sticky, chewy, hard or crunchy such as lollipops, chocolates with nuts, hard candies or caramels.
  • Choose soft candies or melt-in-your-mouth chocolates such as Hershey kisses or peanut butter cups.

Be sure to brush and floss when you get home to get sugar off your teeth and anything sticky off your brackets.

If you need additional information, Dr. Kara was interviewed by the Columbian last year about this very topic:

Halloween treats can be a horror for braces