Halloween Candy & your Teeth…
With Halloween just around the corner, and lots of temptation all around us, let’s talk about Halloween candy and your teeth. When it comes to your oral health, sweets in moderation are okay, as long as you also brush twice a day and floss before bed.
What you want to avoid is tooth decay that can lead to cavities or even tooth loss. Bacteria in your mouth can cause decay. And guess what? SUGAR fuels the bacteria, and bacteria produces acid that eats away at your teeth.
The worst candy for your teeth are those sticky ones. Think about taffy, caramels and anything else that really hangs on to your teeth. Candy that dissolves quickly and doesn’t get wedged between teeth is better because it doesn’t stick around for bacteria to grab hold to.
Of course, it’s not just about decay. Hard candy can be a problem if it just breaks your teeth or dental work. Enjoying Halloween candy on October 31st and in the days before and after the holiday is something most of us enjoy and look forward to, especially the kids. So, have fun and enjoy life, just remember to brush and floss, and visit the dentist twice a year for professional cleanings and check-ups.
The goal is to form healthy habits taking care of your teeth, and helping kids do the same. If you do that, you can enjoy those sweet treats.
PS, stay tuned for their Candy Give-Back Program right after Halloween. More details to come!
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