With Halloween fast approaching, so is an abundance of sweets. Dentists around the world cringe towards the end of October.
Sugar tends to wreak havoc on your teeth, especially in if taken in excess. Here are some tips on which candy to avoid to keep your teeth healthy this Halloween.
Good news, of all the candy in the bucket, chocolate is probably your best bet. Especially dark chocolate that has less sugar than milk chocolate – meaning less cavity causing bacteria. Chocolate also washes off of your teeth easier than other candy.
Getting the best and the worst out of the way quick. Gummy candy sticks and stays on your teeth longer than any other candy. If you aren’t brushing properly this candy could stay on your teeth for days and cause chaos.
Although hard candies are usually not as sugary and have less sticky texture, they contribute to higher potential for fractures, especially when the candy is chewed.
Typically on gummy or hard candy the combination of stickiness, potential fractures and the acidity of sour coating, can cause canker sores and other ulcers.
In moderation, and along with daily brushing and flossing, Halloween can be one of the best days of the year! If you feel as though you need a cleaning after Halloween, contact us.