15 Oct Halloween Fun For Those With Braces!
When black cats prowl and pumpkins gleam, you know it’s almost time for Halloween! We can’t believe that the spookiest holiday of the year is just around the corner. For us at Taunton Orthodontics, the scariest part of Halloween is all the candy that isn’t safe for braces! Don’t worry though. Just because someone in your family is undergoing orthodontic treatment, doesn’t mean that they have to miss out on any of the fun!
How To Care For Braces This Halloween
When navigating Halloween with braces, the most important thing to remember is to avoid anything that is very hard or sticky. This includes treats such as lollipops, bubble gum, gummies and anything with nuts or caramel in it. If you’re staying at home this Halloween, try making one these braces-friendly treats:
- 3 Ingredient Easy Ghost Halloween Cookies by Butter With A Side Of Bread
- Halloween Rice Krispies Treats by Happiness Is Homemade
- Jack-o’-Lantern Cake by Betty Crocker
Those with braces also need to be mindful of their oral hygiene routine this Halloween. Since it’s easy for food particles to get stuck in orthodontic appliances, it’s more likely for problems like tooth decay and cavities to develop. Make sure to clean your orthodontic appliance and mouth thoroughly, after indulging this Halloween!
Local Halloween Events
We understand that Halloween is going to look a bit different this year, but it’s not cancelled! The Durham region has plenty of socially distanced and fun events going on that the whole family can participate in. If you’re looking for something to do this Halloween, we recommend the following:
- Zombie Land 2 – Halloween Racing Spooktacular at TopGear
- Spooky Family Fun Day at The Bowes Museum
- Spooky Half Term at Hall Hill Farm
- Where’s Wally? Spooky Museum Search at The Bowes Museum
- Pumpkin Festival at Adventure Valley
Book An Orthodontic Appointment In Whitby!
We can help fix spooky smiles with orthodontic treatment! We’re proud to provide orthodontic consultations for the communities of Whitby, Oshawa, Ajax, Brooklin and the rest of the Durham region. To book an appointment, you can call or text us at 905-620-0056 or fill out our contact form on our website! New patients are always welcome!
– The Taunton Orthodontics Team