Wilson, Greenville, Goldsboro, Rocky Mount, Raleigh & nearby areas

Fri, 10/23/2015

As Halloween approaches in Rocky Mount, it can be easy to dread the impending sugar overload. Halloween doesn’t have to be a nightmare for your teeth, or your children’s oral health, though. Here are some tips to transforming the holiday into a fun and healthy experience for the whole family from our Rocky Mount general dentist at Boles, Ham, Dixon & Boles.

Halloween Tips

  • Monitor the candy situation. Choose candy that doesn’t stick around on your teeth and gums and pick a time of day for candy consumption that can be followed up with thorough teeth cleaning. Help your kids learn to moderate and focus on the types of candy that are the least harmful.
  • Build other traditions. Halloween is a perfect time to bond with your kids over much more than sugary treats. Crafts and costumes are a great way to shift the focus.
  • Learn the power of pumpkin. Pumpkins are everywhere at Halloween, but they can be much more than a symbol. Pumpkins are an incredible superfood with a surprising amount of protein and nutrients. Pumpkin recipes and snacking on pumpkin seeds is a great alternative to candy.
  • Schedule a cleaning. Nothing compares to regular dental check-ups when it comes to making sure you are getting the best oral health. Halloween is a great reminder to schedule your routine checkup.

If you live in Rocky Mount and are looking for a general dentist, please contact Boles, Ham, Dixon & Boles today by completing the form on this page, or by calling 252-291-2892 to schedule an appointment. We welcome patients from Wilson and Goldsboro, North Carolina and the surrounding areas.