Monitoring Candy Consumption this Halloween | Snohomish Family Dentist

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This Halloween, we encourage you to do your best to manage yours and your families’ candy consumption! There are a multitude of ways to monitor candy consumption that won’t eliminate the fun out of the sweet and spooky holiday! The better you are about limiting the intake of sweets, the better your oral health will turn out. This is a very important occasion in which to start your limits, as Halloween marks the beginning of the holiday season!

As the candy starts to pour in, there is no doubt that you and your family are going to want to binge eat on the sweets. While the temptation from the sugary morsels are strong, you must think about the health issues that arise from doing so. Your overall health as well as your oral health are affected in the sweets that you decide to eat. Remember, too much of something is never a good thing, especially in this case. Try to limit the amount of candy your child comes backs with. You can divide the bunch of candy and save the rest for other times.

When choosing the right kinds of candy to eat, stay away from the stickiest candies, as they tend to stick to teeth and are very difficult to remove. Believe it or not, solid chocolate happens to be better for you than sticky candies. Make sure to brush your teeth after eating any type of sweets in order to remove the plaque that will begin to form from leftover residue.

If you find yourself struggling this Halloween, it is best to make yourself a candy limit. Pick out your favorite candy and stick to only one or two of those a day! Even if your candy choice it the stickiest of the bunch, you’re still limiting yourself to a small amount. Remember to follow your dental hygiene routine, and you should make it through the holiday with strong teeth!

For more information on how to make it through the Holiday season with stronger teeth, call Dr. Haines in Snohomish, WA at 360-568-8577 or visit www.tedhainesdds.com.

Dr. Haines of Snohomish, WA also proudly accepts patients from Monroe, Lake Stevens, Everett, Mill Creek, Woodinville, and surrounding areas.

The Different Types of Gum Disease | Snohomish Dentist

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Treating Gingivitis is one of the most important things an individual could do in order to prevent periodontitis. While these are both forms of Gum Disease, one is worse than the other and if left untreated, can eventually lead to tooth loss and other detrimental health issues.

Gingivitis

Gingivitis is the mildest form of Periodontal Disease out there. It causes the swelling of the gums as well as the tendency for them to bleed easier. While there is usually no discomfort at this stage, if left untreated, it could worsen to a point of pain in the mouth. If you show signs of gingivitis, make an appointment with your dentist right away so you may look at treatment options. Early treatment and prevention is key to fixing this problem.

Periodontitis

If gingivitis is left untreated, then you may be faced with Periodontitis. As time goes on, plaque continuously spreads throughout the gums and eventually grows below the gum line. While there, toxins found in bacteria may irritate the gums causing a chronic inflammatory sensation in the mouth. If the condition worsens, one finds themselves with a broken down bone structure and a loss of support for their teeth.

For more information on periodontal disease and periodontal treatment services call Dr. Haines in Snohomish, WA at 360-568-8577 or visit www.tedhainesdds.com.

Dr. Haines of Snohomish, WA also proudly accepts patients from Monroe, Lake Stevens, Everett, Mill Creek, Woodinville, and surrounding areas.