Delta Dental Ride Day at the Arkansas State Fair
Ah fair food - one of Arkansas’ most treasured guilty pleasures. Nothing excites us more about the Arkansas State Fair than devouring a funnel cake covered in powdered sugar before heading over to ride the ferris wheel. As hard as it is for us to admit, fair food isn’t the friendliest for your teeth.
Now, we’d never suggest you skip fair food – you have to live a little, right? Instead, follow our 3 tips to stay tooth-friendly, even at the Arkansas State Fair!
1) Carry water – Not only will water keep you hydrated, but you can also rinse out your mouth after a sugary splurge.
2)Avoid sticky and hard candies – Taffy, caramels, hard candy and other sweets that linger in your mouth will increase your risk of cavities. The longer sugar has contact with the bacteria in your mouth, the more acid there is to eat away at your enamel.
3)Brush your teeth – Once you’re at home with a full stomach, you might be drawn to your fluffy couch to rest your head. Try to brush your teeth as soon as you get home instead. The sooner you destroy the sugar bugs, the better off you are!
Now that you know how to be healthy(ish) during this 9-day celebration, make sure to visit the Arkansas State Fair on Saturday, October 11, for Delta Dental Ride Day. You’ll even get unlimited rides!
See you there!