Whether you are watching a movie at home or going out to a theater in Olathe, KS, a movie night usually comes with certain snacks. Unfortunately, some of the iconic movie snacks can be a problem for your smile. However, we have compiled a list of some tips that might help you keep the problems away during your movie-watching fun! Another great way to protect your smile is to visit your dentist at least twice a year. So, don’t forget to keep that on your calendar with any scheduled movie nights.
Be Careful with Popcorn
Popcorn has a reputation among dentists as being a bit of a foe to smiles. Partially popped kernels can crack a tooth. The thin hulls can find themselves wedged under the gums to cause irritation and infection. When you or your family are eating popcorn, remember to be mindful when chewing especially when you get to the bottom of the bowl where the kernels live.
Balance the Sweets
If popcorn is the king of movie snacks then candy and soda are its royal family. If you like to drink a soda with your popcorn, maybe skip the candy and vice versa. Moderation is important. However, if you are going to go all out and splurge with all the movie snacks, be aware of the smile risks and how to avoid them. Sticky candy can linger longer. Chocolates and other quick dissolve candies can be a better choice. Try drinking water in between sips of the soda to keep too much harm from sticking to your teeth.
Chew Sugarless Gum
Chewing sugarless gum can be another way to keep saliva moving and danger out of your smile until the movie is over and you can brush and floss.
Enjoy your movie night and keep your smile healthy!
There are ways to keep your smile healthy while enjoying a movie night! To schedule a consultation call E-Care Dentistry, PA in Olathe, KS, today at 913-764-1018. We also proudly serve patients from Overland Park, Lenexa, Leawood, Gardner, Spring Hill, Osawatomie, Edgerton, Shawnee, Johnson County, De Soto, Paola, Lawrence, and all surrounding communities.