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Defending Your Smile This Halloween

A little happy girl in a witch hat leaning over Halloween sweets.

It’s no surprise that Halloween is among the least favorite holidays for a dentist. A full night of bathing your teeth in sticky sugary treats will make any dentist wince in fear. However, we are not here to squelch your fun. We want families to enjoy the once-a-year chance to dress up and gather treats door to door. But, as your dental care partners, we’d also like to suggest a few ways that you can defend your smile during Halloween this year.

  • Choose Your Treats Wisely: Whether it is yourself or your kids, it is always better for your teeth to consume chocolate candies or those that dissolve easily in your mouth versus a candy that is sticky and hard. Not only can hard candies cause tooth fractures, but the sticky ones can linger on your pearly whites and cause sugar buildup in tight spaces between your teeth.
  • Carry a Water Bottle: Don’t leave home without a bottle of water when you set out for your trick-or-treating adventures. There’s likely to be frequent nibbling on candy throughout the night, so taking some sips of water between houses can do wonders for your teeth. The water will keep candy particles and sugars rinsed away, preventing them from bathing on your teeth all night long.
  • Consider Binging instead of Grazing: While this may not suit your stomach as well, when it comes to your smile health, it is better to eat your candy all at once instead of snacking or grazing on your candy bag throughout the day. This way, you can brush your teeth after you munch and ensure your teeth aren’t getting trapped underneath all that sugar and acids for several hours.
  • Don’t Contribute to the Candy Loot: It is nearly impossible to keep your child from getting any candy or treat on Halloween. However, you can do your part to give out healthier treats instead of candy. Consider these great tooth-friendly ideas for transforming a healthy fruit or veggie into the perfect Halloween bite.
  • Don’t Forget to Brush: Before putting your tired goblin or exhausted ghost to bed, don’t forget to take two crucial minutes to brush. This might be one of the most important nights of the year to perform your nightly oral hygiene tasks.

For more tips on how to protect your teeth this Halloween, turn to Dr. Mitzi Morris. We would like to wish everyone a safe and tooth-friendly night of trick-or-treating. If you encounter a dental emergency during your fun, please don’t hesitate to call us.

Posted on behalf of Mitzi D. Morris

1295 Hembree Rd, Suite B202
Roswell, GA 30076

Phone: 678-459-2990

Monday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Mitzi D. Morris, DMD, PC

4.8/ 5.0

Based on 44 reviews

  • Dr. Morris is an excellent dentist. Her ability to relate to her patients makes her a stand-out amongst those in her profession. She practices dentistry with superior technique and care. Her staff is friendly, helpful, and accommodating. I feel she hires only the best! One special mention: I suffer from panic attacks at times- along with claustrophobia. Dr. Morris is the first dentist I have ever had who helped calm my fears. Thus, my experience exceeded expectations! Great service!

    Cathy Q
  • Definitely would recommend Dr. Morris to anyone. She has been my dentist for over 8 years! Dr. Morris is extremely personable and is serious about the completing the best care possible. Great established dental team! Very accommodating to your schedule.

    Kelly T
  • Great and very educational experience. Compared to my last two dentists this experience blows them both out of the water. The staff is very friendly, and very helpful. I had to go in for a total of four visits a few weeks apart from each other. They made me feel very comfortable the entire time and kept making sure I was pleased. Getting a deep cleaning went very smoothly. It was also brought to my attention that the way I was flossing was incorrect. And have since changed methods. I worked specifically with Dr. Morris. She was very nice, and took the time to explain things. Which is a huge plus for me. Dr. Morris and the staff members worked effortlessly together. I was comfortable enough to sit back and relax, strangely enough, while having cavities drilled and fillings put in. Billing and scheduling appointments, as well as follow up for confirmation of upcoming appointments was very easy. I will say my favorite part of the experience was how friendly of an environment the staff has created. That alone is deserving of a 5 star review, and the rest is honestly icing on the cake. I highly recommend this practice on all fronts and will continue using them!

    Eric F
  • I transferred from a long-term and very good relationship with my former dentist because of a move, and I was a little apprehensive about a new dentist. Dr. Morris has been great. She is friendly, patient-concerned and the office is new, comfortable and clean. Everyone seems to enjoy working there. I feel like I'm in good hands!

    Christopher P
  • Dr. Morris and her staff are very professional. Additionally, she as well as her staff have an excellent "bedside manner." The office is new and well equipped. If one has an appointment and an earlier one opens up, Dr. Morris offers it to her patients as she did with my last appointment.

    David G
  • I have never met a staff so nice and charming. This staff will make you feel comfortable and relaxed in Dr. Morris's Spa like office and everyone is professional and approachable too. Andrea R. explained the process of my appointment and procedures and is definitely a highly-educated and thorough dental hygenist -- SHE IS A ROCKSTAR. I'm so glad that Dr. Morris and her dental team have been my "go-to" for the last 5 years, and I wont be going anywhere else! Overall - A++ Dr. Morris...highly recommended to my family and friends!!!

    Adam O
  • I've been a patient of Dr. Mitzi Morris for many years, and recommend her without reservation. The office is modern. clean and spacious. The staff has always been welcoming and very helpful. And the women who work for her as dental technicians are fantastic; they do a professional and effective deep cleaning, but with a careful, gentle touch. It is clear to me that Dr. Morris reads her professional journals and upgrades her practice to stay very current with the latest best practices in dentistry. (I have had some dentists who stopped updating their practices after leaving dental school!) With Dr. Morris you can count on receiving the very latest dental technology. Her prices are very fair, and I have never been surprised by an unexpected cost or had problems with insurance not covering services rendered.

    Bruce C
  • I have never experienced an office so down to earth, so outgoing and so willing to satisfy. If you've grown to dread the dentist then lay down your sword and give this office a shot.

    Marc Mamane

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Tuesday: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Roswell, GA 30076

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