Don’t let the sugar in those treats trick you and harm those precious pearly whites!
Our dental experts have a few tricks to help you sort through all that yummy candy on halloween night so that you reduce your risk of getting cavities.
Here’s the rundown:
1. Chocolate is probably the best candy because it washes off your teeth with a swish of water. Make sure you bring a few bottles with you for those little ones that get into their stash early. Dark chocolate is a win because it has less sugar than milk chocolate.
2. Sticky and Gummy Candies are some of the worst for your teeth! If it’s too sticky, be picky and stay away from these treats.
3. Hard candies are ghoulishly dangerous because they can crack or break your teeth if you’re not careful. Since these candies spend more time in your mouth, there is a much bigger chance that the sugar will get into your saliva and coat your teeth.
4. Sour candy that makes you pucker up can be acidic. That acidity can weaken your enamel and cause damage, making your teeth more vulnerable to cavities.
After you’ve gone through and picked out your favorite pieces, consider donating the remainder. Our troops over seas love a care package full of tasty treats – donate your candy to Operation Gratitude or reach out to your local food banks and ask if they accept candy donations.
Our Care Team at NOAH are here to help you create and manage your healthy lifestyle habits. Need help setting or sticking to your goals? Request an appointment at here or call 480-882-4545 today!