Halloween’s Scary Association With Cracked Teeth

Happy Halloween MemeThere is so much scariness that surrounds Halloween. The witches, goblins, and fake graveyards and cobwebs that decorate our neighborhoods make for a haunted scary feeling for the entire month of October. Halloween’s motto seems to be: “The scarier, the better!” Even our pumpkins are carved to look scary with their crooked and missing teeth.

But do you know one scary thing you definitely want to avoid: a real cracked tooth. When a jack-o-lantern has a cracked tooth, it’s not a problem, but if you or your child gets a cracked tooth, it can be scary. Not only is does a cracked tooth look bad, but it also can feel bad as well.

If you or your child experiences a cracked tooth during the Halloween season, book your appointment with Montevallo Family Dentistry right away. We will determine the treatment that is necessary to repair your cracked tooth and perform the services in a comfortable, stress-free office environment.

Ways to avoid a cracked tooth at Halloween

  1. Avoid hard candy. Hard candy is tempting to bite into and can cause a tooth to crack. Hard candies are also a bad choice because you keep this type of candy in your mouth a longer time and it exposes your teeth to sugar for longer periods of time.
  2. Choose chocolate! That’s right, you read that right! Dark chocolate is filled with antioxidants and lower in sugar. It is soft and chewable and less likely to cause a crack.

Posted on behalf of Montevallo Family Dentistry