With Halloween season here, it’s a good time to remind our patients, both “Trick or Treaters” and their parents and grandparents, that after we enjoy our candy (I’m a Kit Kat and M&M fan, myself!), we need to brush our teeth. As the sugars from the candy feed the bacteria in our mouths for 30 minutes or so after chewing, we should brush immediately – or at least drink/swish some water to help clean the debris off our teeth (much like a rain can help wash off debris from our cars).

So enjoy the holiday, but remember to take care of your teeth!

(P.S. We’ll focus on Halloween in our segment on WKYC/NBC Channel 3’s Golden Opportunities on Sunday, October 19th, so tune in!)