Halloween is right around the corner, which means one thing: candy! It’s not all fun and games though. If you don’t take the proper prevention measures, all the candy you get on Halloween can result in cavities when you go to your family dentist in South Florida. Have no fear, here is what you need to know to prevent cavities this Halloween.
If you are going to have candy this Halloween, chocolate is the “safest” choice. Chocolate is one of the better candies because it washes off your teeth easier than other types of candy.
According to your family dentist in South Florida sticky and gummy candies are actually the worst kind of candy for your teeth. The sticky component makes it harder to remove from your teeth, thus cavity-causing bacteria more time to work.
Hard candy can do more damage than just cause cavities. If you aren’t careful, hard candy can result in broken teeth as well. Also, typically you keep hard and sour candy in your mouth longer, which means that the sugar and acid spend more time slowly eating away at your enamel and outer shells of your teeth that serve as a blocker.
Like everything else, the key to enjoying candy on Halloween is moderation. Try and avoid the sticky and gummy candies and go more with the chocolate. After Halloween, make sure to pay a visit to your family dentist in South Florida to get a preventative cleaning. Contact us today to request a reservation.