Avoid These Treats on Halloween!
Halloween candy is all part of the tradition when it comes to celebrating this Fall holiday. However, too much of a good thing can be bad. Excessive candy can result in an increased chance of cavities and tooth decay. Here are some treats that your teeth will thank you for avoiding this Halloween.
Candy contains sugar that is burned by bacteria in the mouth, which creats the byproduct of acid. As this acid dissolves tooth enamel, it leaves an environment that helps cavities develop. Chewing candies such as gummy bears and taffy are the most prominent candies in this food group, even after consumption, they can still stick around in the mouth, which provides good conditions for decay to develop.
Caramels are very sticky and they especially attach to dental appliances such as braces. These candies are best enjoyed directly after a meal, especially if you plan to brush and floss immediately after consuming it. With a good cleaning routine following meals, you can minimize the time that these foods tend to stick to your teeth. Contact your dentist to determine more about how to maintain your teeth after eating candy.
One of the most favorite finds in any candy bag are hard suckers and lollipops. While these are fun to eat, they do a lot of harm to teeth enamel. These were made to be enjoyed and eaten slowly, which makes them stick around in your mouth for a longer period of time. This makes it more difficult for saliva to prevent the buildup of acid in the mouth. A definite recommendation is to immediately clean your teeth after having these candies.
For additional information on candies that are unhealthy for your teeth, contact CITIDental Brookline today.