We may not have the typical Halloween celebrations, but that doesn’t stop us from enjoying loads of fun-sized candy during this time of year. But not all candy is the same. There are some candies that can cause more damage to our teeth than others. So, next time you go fishing for candy in that plastic pumpkin, try to avoid the following candies in order to keep your smile intact while indulging in our favorite spooky snacks:
Candy corn. Even though candy corn is a Halloween candy trademark, it is one of the worst Halloween candies for your teeth. Candy corn has lasting negative effects on your teeth because it has a high amount of sugar, which can lead to tooth decay.
Caramel apples. Caramel apples are also a huge symbol of Halloween. However, as good tasting as they are, they are extremely bad for your teeth. Not only do they have a caramel coating that can get stuck in your teeth, but they also have a high amount of sugar that can cause tooth decay.
Chewy candy. Starburst and gummy bears are great for a fruity treat but are some of the worst candies for your teeth because it gets stuck in the crevices of your teeth, unable to be removed by your toothbrush alone.
Chocolate. Candy bars are one of the most popular items, but chocolates filled with caramel, cream, or coconut are bad for your teeth. They stick to your teeth like chewy candy, allowing bacteria to feed on it and cause tooth decay.
When brushing your teeth after eating sugar isn’t an option, rinsing your mouth out with water is a good secondary option. Keep those teeth clean, no one wants to hear the word ‘cavity’ on your next visit!
For more information about Halloween candy, call Dr. Schneider in Mooresville, NC at 704-660-1802 or visit www.schneidersmiles.com.
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