Long before there were Diaries or Sookie Stackhouse had her option of gorgeous vampires to choose from, Dracula was the king of the undead. Dracula is the world's most notorious vampire, whose character was reportedly based on Romanian prince, Vlad the Impaler who lived from 1431â€“1476. Overtime, the character has evolved to walk at night in order to feast on the blood of humans courtesy of the elongated canine teeth present. To this day, the Vampire mystique is highly popular and is an important part to many forms of entertainment and Halloween costumes.
While some individuals have paid big money for cosmetic dentistry to create permanent fangs to to look Vampire-like year round, individuals looking for temporary fangs can find several options to create the look without requiring dental treatments. Some choices include individual fake teeth that sell for about $20 that can be temporarily adhered to incisors via an adhesive to complete sets of fake fangs that simply be placed into a person's mouth and cost just a few dollars a pop.
Before there was Botox, oversized lips were easy to get thanks to a wax lip novelty created by the American Candy Company. During the early 20th century, wax lips hit the market as type of gag novelty to help individuals quickly create a silly looking mouth and riotous good times. The devices were designed not only for their look but also as primitive chewing gum as the devices could be safely chewed upon after wearing. The product is currently marketed as Wack-O-Wax and consumers can choose designs including an over sized pucker, fangs, bloody vampire teeth, replete with mustaches or designed to have buckteeth. The devices cost less than a dollar a piece and can be used to complete a costume or as a tooth-savvy Halloween treat giveaway.
No matter what costume is being worn that evening, parents need to take precautions to ensure that their children stay safe and minimize dental health risks associated with the annual celebration. One way to prepare for the latter is making sure kids get a dental check up to ensure their teeth are up to snuff and by keeping a watchful eye on what types of Halloween candy is consumed, how much is eaten and the pattern of the consumption.
For more tips regarding Halloween oral hygiene or general dental health, a trip to the dentist is in order. Parent's struggling to find a great kid's dentist or family dentist up to the task, simply need to call 1-800-Dentist to get the name of a local dental care provider.