It’s October in Montebello and Palmdale, which brings Orthodontic Health Month and Halloween! Everywhere you turn you see bags and bags of delicious sugary goodness calling like a candy-coated siren. The only difference is that from an orthodontic perspective, we know exactly what sugar can do to your teeth.
Below are some tricks you can use to help make your Halloween happier for you, your whole family, and your smile, without the threat of sugary sweets.
TRICK #1: GIVE OUT TOYS INSTEAD OF TREATS.
Who says you have to give out candy on Halloween? Instead of passing out candy, pass out cool little toys you can buy in bulk. The best part, you won’t be tempted to eat the leftovers, and you won’t have to worry about what all that extra sugar is doing to your teeth.
TRICK #2: FLOSS HERE. FLOSS THERE. FLOSS EVERYWHERE.
Sometimes it’s hard to remember to floss. To help you remember, we recommend our patients buy a few containers of floss. That way you can leave one in your car and one at your desk so you’re never without it. Besides, when you floss, you not only help keep plaque from building up, you help keep your gums healthy, too.
TRICK #3: GET RID OF YOUR SCARY SMILE FOR GOOD.
Let’s face it, you can’t clean crooked teeth as well as you can clean straight teeth. Since it’s Orthodontic Health Month, this is the perfect time to finally get started on your Ray Ortho smile. We offer multiple orthodontic options in Montebello and Palmdale – metal braces, clear braces and Invisalign. Plus, we offer free retainers for life, so you never have to fear your old smile making an appearance.
TRICK #4: CHECK YOUR BITE.
Teeth that aren’t aligned correctly don’t chew food properly. This can cause digestive issues down the road. If you’re noticing that your jaw is popping or clicking when you eat, or you have trouble digesting meals, your teeth maybe one of the culprits. Make a free consultation with Dr. Ray at our Montebello or Palmdale office and get an expert opinion on how your alignment issues can be corrected with orthodontics. We’re here to help you figure out how to make treatment affordable for you!
Interested in learning more tips and tricks? Give Ray Orthodontics a call today and have a discussion with our orthodontist.
Ray Orthodontics in Palmdale: 661-480-5555
Ray Orthodontics in Montebello: 323-597-1712