Your Moreno Valley dentist knows that when bruxism disorder is part of your life and you’ve just started to get the hang of addressing it, days like Halloween can feel somewhat stressful. It’s not every day that you’re practically encouraged to chow down on bucketfuls of candy (and additional treats). Our Moreno Valley, CA team knows that you probably don’t usually dress up in costume on a weeknight and stay out later than usual, even though you have school, work, or other responsibilities the next day. We also know that by sharing just a handful of bruxism-related tidbits with you, it can allow you to more easily manage your grinding or clenching, all while still enjoying your holiday. So, let’s get down to business!

Tip: Be Mindful About The Type Of Candy

Your Moreno Valley dentist reminds you to be careful with candy type. Consider the following:

  • Stretchy, sticky, tacky, gummy, hard, tough, chewy stuff? It’s to be avoided, so you avoid excessive motion, too much force on jaw joints, and so you avoid dental damage.
  • Soft, easy-to-bite, dissolves-quickly candies? No problem. Just remember to rinse.

Tip: Try To Eat Your Candy Infrequently

On Halloween and beyond, there are many, many reasons to eat your candy and other sugar-filled items infrequently. In fact, it’s always better to snack on occasion, finishing your food all at once, than to snack a lot or to stretch snack time out for lengthier durations. First, your Moreno Valley dentist reminds you that for as long as your teeth are coated in food particles (like sugar and carbs), the greater the chance that you’ll end up with tooth decay! Of course, in terms of bruxism disorder, more mouth motion means you’re promoting the problem. So, try to eat your candy with a meal or less frequently throughout the day.

Tip: Don’t Forget Your Bruxism Treatment

Yep, it might be one party-filled evening and late night! However, you still need to remember to brush, floss, and reach for your bruxism disorder treatment before hopping into bed, reminds you Moreno Valley dentist. It’s worth the extra few minutes of effort!

Keep Your Bruxism Treated

Remember that you can continue to treat your bruxism successfully and maintain your oral health, even when things like Halloween show up on the scene! Stick to the basics and see our team for further guidance! Give us a call in Moreno Valley, CA to schedule a consultation with your dentist. We are proud to serve patients from Riverside, Temecula, Moreno Valley, Corona, and all surrounding California communities. To schedule an appointment, contact one of the following locations nearest to you:

Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.

Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.

Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.

Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.

Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.

Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.