It is Halloween time… time for the ghosts and goblins to come out and play! It’s also time for the oral bacteria in your mouth to come out and play and wreck some havoc on your teeth. When the bacteria eat the sugar and leftover food in your mouth, a weak acid is produced. That acid can contribute to cavities. The good news is that eating Halloween candy is a splurge that is dentist-approved if you’re brushing twice a day and flossing once a day all year long.
To help you sort through the trick-or-treat bag here is a rundown of some common candies and their impact on your teeth:
Chocolate – Chocolate is probably your best bet
Dr. Zuniga | DIHFS Dentist
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