The only thing scarier this time of year than a haunted house is a haunted mouth. It’s important to establish safe sweet standards, for you and your family. If you and your loved ones choose to guzzle down sweets this year, keep in mind the following candy traps that you may have to escape:
– Sour Candy: Due to their high acidic content, sour candies are some of the most dangerous treats to your precious teeth. Due to its acidic nature (nearly the same as battery acid), there is a high risk of cavities and enamel loss.
– Hard Candy: Hard candy should be avoided. They can break or chip teeth, and residue often ends up stuck to your teeth longer, which can rapidly increase tooth decay.
– Popcorn Balls: Popcorn balls can be dangerous if they are too hard, so be careful when biting into them. It is also recommended to floss regularly after consumption, as bits of popcorn can easily be lodged between the teeth.
– Sticky Candy: Exercise care when consuming sticky candies such as taffy, caramels, or gummies, as they can easily stick to your teeth and gums. They can also be difficult to remove, which can rapidly increase tooth decay.
Don’t forget to brush!
If you have any additional questions, or to book an appointment, please contact us at 801-295-7171, or stop by our office in Bountiful, Utah.
From all of us at Dental Designs of Bountiful, have a ‘fangtastic’ Halloween!