Halloween is just around the corner, which means you will most likely have access to a vast array of candies. Before you reach into that bowl for the trick-or-treaters or accept that candy at a work event, you should take pause – this candy can cause severe damage to your teeth. Here are few of the worst culprits:
- Gummy Candies – When you eat gummy candies, they tend to stick to your teeth. If you are not brushing your teeth directly after you eat, then you can be sure that bacteria that causes cavities is working hard on your teeth.
- Jawbreakers – The name itself should be a warning to anyone who has issues with their teeth. These big hard candies can actually break your teeth. Furthermore, they tend to sit in your mouth much longer than other candy, which means you are letting sugar linger in your mouth.
- Sour Candy – Did you know that sour candies are highly acidic? If you do not brush your teeth after eating sour sweets, you are letting the acids break down the enamel in your teeth.
Taking care of your teeth means being knowledgeable about what you put into your body. Dr. Daniel Kim, a talented surgical dentist in Wheeling, IL, is available to help you take care of your teeth.