I know that it’s tempting to take out that bag of candy and go nuts, but before you dive mouth first into your candy bag, you should take a minute to sort your candy. Some candy might can trick your teeth rather than treating them. That’s because the bacteria in your mouth might be more excited for certain candy than you are. So, let’s sort through it:
If you are indulging on your candy, you can feel some relief that chocolate is probably the best avenue to take for your teeth. There is a benefit that the candy is soft and doesn’t usually impact your teeth. But, dark chocolate is better than milk chocolate because dark chocolate has less sugar.
The sticky candies:
Oh, let’s just say—be picky if it’s sticky. Dentally speaking, sticky candies are some of the worse to indulge on Halloween. I can’t tell you how many times patients have called to schedule an appointment the very next day because their sticky candies pulled out a filling or off a permanent crown.
Hard candies are a no go. Not only do they break your teeth like a hammer at a glass factory, but their sugars often get stuck on your teeth and stay there for longer durations of time. This increases the probability of decay. So, just stay away!
Didn’t you hate it when you got a popcorn ball…I know I did. Be careful with these because the kernels can get trapped in-between your teeth and cause problems in your gums and other areas.
Here’s the skinny: The acid in sour candies can weaken and damage the enamel on your teeth. This make them more susceptible to cavities.
So, take extra some extra precaution this Halloween. If you take the extra steps, you could potentially save yourself some unwanted headache. In the meantime, have a safe and fun Halloween.