Every October local orthodontist, Dr. Susan Lempert, urges parents and children to be mindful of certain Halloween treats that have the potential to damage orthodontic braces. Sticky, crunchy and chewy candy will break the braces off the teeth. Repairing the broken brace is time consuming for both the patient and the doctor and requires missed time from school and work.
Instead, choose softer options like melt-in-your mouth chocolates, peanut butter cups or thinly sliced apples with soft caramel dip. Remember to brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste after these sweet treats!
Looking for a way to get rid of all that extra candy? Dr. Lempert proudly supports Operation Gratitude and is hosting a Halloween Candy Dropoff at her office. Candy will be boxed up and shipped to the troops. The last day for drop-off will be November 7th.
Dr. Lempert provides complimentary screenings for children in her Swedesboro office. You can visit her website at www.lempertsmile.com to learn more about her practice.
Dr. Lempert graduated from Brown University with a B.A. in Human Biology. She received her Master of Science in Oral Biology Degree, Certificate in Orthodontics, and Doctor of Dental Medicine Degree from Temple University School of Dentistry.