Dental Tips on Halloween
As Halloween is right around the corner, navigating how to have a fun and tasty evening while keeping your oral health in mind, can be challenging. Lucky for you, we have done our research and provided some helpful info on what candies to be careful with.
Chocolate is usually a favorite for most people, and thankfully, it can be your best bet when it comes to candy options. “Chocolate is one of the better candies because it washes off your teeth easier than other types of candy,” Dr. Ferraz-Dougherty says. “Dark chocolate also has less sugar than milk chocolate.”
Sticky and Gummy Candy
Sticky candies are unfortunately some of the worst candies for your teeth. “This candy is harder to remove and may stay longer on your teeth, which gives that cavity-causing bacteria more time to work,” Dr. Ferraz-Dougherty says.
You should be cautious about hard candy, as it can often break/chip your teeth. These candies also stay in your mouth longer than chew candy and allow sugar to sit on your teeth longer.
Sour candies are more acidic and can weaken and damage teeth, which allows more opportunities for cavities.
When the festivities of Halloween settle down and you have finally fed your sugar cravings, don’t forget to brush your teeth. We recommend you celebrate National Brush Day with us on November 1st to add to the fun. Reach out to your dentist if your have any questions or concerns about your oral health care!
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