Limiting your consumption of Halloween candy is effective for controlling your cavity risk around this time of year. With that said, be mindful that decay is only one threat that you need to look out for if you want to protect your smile. Hard candies that find their way into your collection of holiday treats can do surprising harm, as they can leave a person with cracked enamel that will need to be treated. At our Corona, CA dentist’s office, we are prepared to see you and treat this issue. Our office is even prepared to see you on short notice if the problem requires emergency dental work.
Hard Halloween Candy Can Cause Real Smile Injuries
A hard piece of candy can do serious damage to our teeth. If you bite down and crack a tooth, you can have a serious oral health issue to address, one that can require emergency dental work. While our teeth are protected by remarkably strong enamel, damage can make urgent treatment necessary. Depending on how serious the problem is, you could require restorative dental work, and may even need to arrange an emergency oral health procedure.
Arranging Restorative Treatment To Address A Cracked Tooth
If your enamel is cracked, you need to take action by contacting your dentist as soon as you can. The injury will leave you vulnerable to more harm, which can change the kind of care you need and make internal problems more likely. If you have serious or sustained pain, an infection or internal injury may already be present, which will put you at risk for losing your tooth. We can meet with you on short notice to provide the appropriate restorative dental work. With a lifelike crown, we can keep your tooth safe and preserve your smile.
Other Dental Problems To Watch Out For During Halloween
As fun as Halloween can be, there are more tricks than treats for our teeth when we are not careful about candy consumption. For your kids, set limits on how many treats they can have, watch out for hard and sticky items, and provide more healthy meals and snacks to offset the increase in sugar from their treats. Make sure you do your part by limiting your own intake of sweets, and by sticking to a smart oral hygiene routine.
Talk To Your Corona, CA Dentist About Treating Your Broken Tooth
While Halloween candy is generally something to only enjoy in moderation, you should be particularly careful about certain items. Harder treats are more likely to cause damage to your enamel that can require professional care. If you damage a tooth and want to schedule treatment at our office, or if you wish to make an appointment at another location closer to you, call us at the following:
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.