Why is Candy Bad for Your Teeth?

Halloween is coming up! A night of scares, laughter, and tricks! The chance to be someone else and the temptation to eat candy is huge! But candy is the worst for your teeth due to all the sugar it contains! The longer the sugars have to linger in your mouth, the more chance the bacteria have to convert them to dental-damaging acids.

There are a few things you can do to prevent damage to your teeth from sugar:

• Eat less sugar.

• Avoid sticky sugars, like caramel.

• Brush and floss, or wash your mouth out with water after you’ve eaten.

Candy can be tasty, but remember, you only have one set of teeth. Trust us when we say, the real things are much better than replacements.

-Dr. Shakoori