Published: Oct 13, 2014 | By: Richard Caven
Any dentist will tell you how harmful sugar can be to your teeth. That's because the bacteria that bond together to form plaque actually uses sugar as its energy source. So the more sugar you consume, the more plaque that is likely to develop inside the mouth. And plaque can not only lead to the likes of tooth decay, but gum disease as well if it gets below the gum line.
Now, sugar is OK if it's consumed in moderation. However, with Halloween coming up, young ones across the nation are going to be indulging in the candy and treats that help define the holiday. With that in mind, now is a good time to take a look at the worst types of candy for your teeth.
Not all candies are created equal when it comes to the potential damage they can have on your teeth. As a reminder, we're not telling you to put a moratorium on candy consumption this Halloween, just know what treats need to be limited. Here's a look:
Contrary to what many believe, there are good types of candy to consume. These include the likes of:
Like we said in the opening, candy is OK - just so long as it's consumed in moderation. And on Halloween, kids - and adults too - have a tendency to not limit what's eaten. Be sure that you know the good and bad types of candies for your teeth this year - and take the necessary measures to ensure that you're not encouraging cavities to form with your eating habits.
For more information, contact Caven Dental today.
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