What Kind of Halloween Candy is the Worst?
With little monsters running from house to house, filling their cheeks with endless amounts of candy and chocolate, you might be wondering what kind of toll these sweets are taking on your child’s dental hygiene.
The main culprit for post-Halloween dentist visits is sticky candy. These kinds of candies are the worst for your teeth because they linger in the nooks and crannies of your mouth, making them harder to remove.
You and the kids may also want to go easy on the candies that make you pucker—especially if they are coated in sugar. Sour candy is generally acidic, which has the potential to damage and weaken your enamel. Damaged enamel leaves your teeth more vulnerable, and is less effective at protecting you against things like cavities.
Chocolate, on the other hand, is probably your best bet. It washes off your teeth more easily, leaving less residual sugar and generally less problems down the line. No, that is not your heart or stomach deceiving you, we are recommending that you eat chocolate instead of sticky and sour candy!
We wouldn’t suggest that you and your precious little ones stay away from these candies entirely— enjoy them in moderation and don’t forget to brush twice daily.