Choosing the Right Candies for Halloween

Although many Halloween candies can be harmful to the teeth there are some options which are better for teeth. Candies which are high in sugar can lead to cavities and sensitive teeth.

Key takeaways:

  •  Candies that stick to the teeth or dissolve slowly will expose the teeth to harmful sugars and acids longer.
  • Restorative treatments including crowns and fillings can be damaged when chewing on sticky candies.
  •  Sugar-free gum is the best option for Halloween and it may even help prevent cavities.

“Sticky candy is also the enemy of orthodontic appliances such as braces. Sour candies that are also sticky are particularly harmful, as they’re extra acidic to tooth enamel on top of being sticky”

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