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Although Halloween is an extremely fun time for children and adults alike, it can also be a time when your teeth are often at their most vulnerable. If you choose to partake in all the festivities that Halloween has to offer, exercise caution to prevent long-term damage to your teeth and gums.

Due to the dangers they can provide, it is important to have a plan in place to dispose of any candies after the holidays. If you do not, you may find yourself snacking for weeks on end and continue damaging your smile. The longer that sugars are in contact with your teeth, the longer that tooth decay will occur.

If you have children, it is important to make sure they practice restraint with their sweets and treats. A good idea would be to swap out their candy with some sort of rewards program. You can do this using a buyback program by offering them money or other incentives in exchange for their candy.

Don’t forget to visit your dentist for regular checkups and professional cleaning to help keep your smile safe this season.Great Neck Dental Care would like to wish you a safe and happy Halloween! To schedule an oral exam with with Dr. Behnam Y. Moghadasian, contact us at 516-717-4729, or stop by our office in Great Neck, New York.