Halloween will be here soon. That means costumes, fun, and candy. Lots and lots of candy.

All that candy also comes with a risk of tooth decay.

We want you to enjoy your sweets without putting your smile at risk. So, our team in San Antonio, TX is sharing some suggestions to keep cavities at bay.

1. Set Limits

You already know that overdoing it with sweets can cause oral health problems (and a stomach ache). Talk to your kids about setting limits on how many sweets they can eat in a single sitting.

2. Timing Matters

When you eat your sweets can help, too. After a meal, you are already full, and your mouth has been producing saliva consistently. This can make it easier to remove candy residue from your teeth.

3. Have Some Water

Drinking a cup of water while you are eating your sweets also aids in rinsing away sugary particles. If those are left behind, they can feed cavity-causing bacteria.

4. Keep Brushing & Flossing

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Every day, you need to brush and floss. Brush twice daily to remove food particles, plaque, and bacteria. Flossing daily to clean the places between your teeth and gums.

Keep your smile by keeping tooth decay away. Call Cosmetic Dental Associates in San Antonio, TX today at 210-951-4444 for Medical Park or 210-942-5047 for Alamo Ranch to make your appointment. You can also schedule online.