Halloween is not exactly friendly to your teeth. For example, there’s the fact that candy tends to have a lot of sugar and corn syrup in it. However, these ingredients could be the least of your worries if you have fillings or other issues. Here is a look at which candies to avoid this Halloween.
Minimize the risks
What can you do short of having a candy-free Halloween? The prospect of that seems scarier than the creatures wandering your streets on Halloween night! Your options include sugar-free gum and candies. For one thing, sugar-free gum can boost your saliva production and loosen food stuck in your teeth. Plus, no sugar. As for sugar-free hard candies, eat them gently and slowly, and they shouldn’t damage your teeth.
Chocolate, especially dark chocolate, is an okay, if not ideal, bet. You can rinse the chocolate easily enough, but try to stay away from these chocolates that are sticky inside or have hard objects inside them.
After Halloween is a good time for a regular checkup. To make an appointment at Dr. Naran’s family dentistry practice, contact our office today.