Taking care of your sweet tooth…
Though most of us didn’t know it, October was National Dental Hygiene Month, an opportunity to “encourage others to develop and continue with a daily oral health routine.” And with Halloween upon us, we’re honoring the month with a few tips and tricks to make your treats even sweeter:
• Worried about all that candy? Check our the ADA’s tips for maintaing your pearly whites amongst a plethora of sugar. The short version: drink lots of water, avoid hard or sticky candies that remain in your mouth for a long period of time and try to consume candy with meals when possible to increase saliva and neutralize acids.
• Looking for a new toothpaste? Colgate recently introduced two new products to it’s arsenal: Colgate Optic White, a whitening toothpaste that whitens from “the inside out,” and promises a whiter smile in just a week; and Colgate Sensitive Pro-Relief, which targets those of us with sensitivity issues.
• Need a reason to floss? From the too good to probably be true files comes cupcake frosting-flavored dental floss. Talk about a reason to keep up your flossing! (Oh, and for those with less of a proclivity towards sweets, it also comes in breakfast and bacon flavors…).