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Celebrate Wellness: Safest Candy for Teeth

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According to visual.ly the average American consumes 3.4 pounds of candy over Halloween and that sugar feeds the cavity causing bacterial in your mouth.

According to American Dental Association:

  • Chocolate is your best bet, as it washes off your teeth easier
  • Sticky and gummy candies are harder to remove and literally stick around
  • Hard candy can break your pearly whites
  • Sour candy scores among the worst.  The acidity can make teeth more vulnerable to cavities.
  • Popcorn is the worst offender.  The kernels can get stuck in gums and in-between teeth,  going unnoticed causing bone loss.

Most dentists actually say it’s okay to splurge on Halloween candy as long as you’re brushing twice a day and flossing once a day, all year long.

 

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