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As Halloween quickly approaches, it’s important to keep your smile in mind. If you don’t, there is a chance tooth decay and other dental issues can attack your teeth and gums and alter your oral health. So, to help you keep your smile healthy this Halloween, our Mark Andrews, D.D.S. team recommends doing the following things:

-Brush your fangs: Make sure to brush your teeth every morning and every night with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. Brushing will help you clean your teeth from the plaque and food particles that stick to them.

-Floss your chompers: Floss your teeth at least once a day with a product that is effective and easy to use. Flossing will clean between your teeth and increase your chances of preventing tooth decay, gum disease, and other dental issues.

-Avoid sticky, hard, and gooey treats: There are some Halloween treats that threaten your smile more than others. Those treats are the sticky, hard, and gooey candies. These products stick to your teeth for a long period of time and threaten to harm your oral health.

-Visit your dental issue-fighting hero, the dentist: Make sure you visit your dentist every six months. Having a dental checkup and cleaning will help you have the healthiest smile possible. During your treatment, our team will remove the plaque and tartar from your teeth, preventing gum disease and tooth decay. This treatment will also help you fight the threats of the Halloween treats you’ll consume. So, if you haven’t had a cleaning in a while, now is a great time.

Now that you know how to have a healthy smile this Halloween in Kirkland, Washington, you’re on the right track toward having the best and most successful holiday possible! For more information and details, please feel free to call our office today at 425-821-8100 and talk to Dr. Mark Andrews or a member of our dental team. We are more than happy to help you!