keep a healthy mouth on halloween

How to Keep a Healthy Mouth This Halloween

While all of us enjoy Halloween traditions, no one wishes to endure a trip to the dentist as a result of tooth decay. This is why it is important to carefully choose which candies you consume. Here are three professional recommendations to keep in mind during a craving:

  • Avoid gummy candies that can easily become stuck in crevices between teeth.
  • Choose healthier alternatives such as dark chocolate, nuts or sugar-free gum.
  • Always brush and floss after eating any candy.

“When it comes to keeping your teeth safe this Halloween, try focusing on candies that are better for you.”

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Matthew Houlton BDS(Sheffield) MFGDP(UK)

I’m Matthew Houlton, principal dentist and practice owner of Manor House Dental Practice.

Qualified from Sheffield dental hospital in 1993.

Post graduate training with Paul Tipton (Specialist Prosthodontist) from 2005-2007.

Diploma for Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) 2007.

Special interest in Orthodontics.

Yorkshire Deanary Fixed Appliance Training Scheme 2002-2004.

I have worked at York Hospital’s orthodontic department one session a week since 2009.

Member of the British Society of Occlusal Studies (the study of temporomandibular disorder).

I have two children, who keep me busy when I am not at the practice. I take a keen interest in and teach Aikido, a martial art, to keep a healthy mind and body.