Halloween is often a time for ghosts and ghoulies to come out and fill us with fright and delight. However, be sure to exercise extra caution around the playful spooks and their tricky treats, or you could find yourself get spooked by new cavities. Take caution with the following candies this Halloween:
– 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.
Be sure to remember that the longer candy is in contact with your teeth, the longer tooth decay can occur. Don’t forget to brush and floss!
From everybody at Country Club Dental, we wish you all a safe and happy Halloween! We look forward to seeing you soon! If you would like to book an appointment, please call us at 530.677.4457, or stop by our office in Cameron Park, California.