5 Candies Terrible for Your Teeth

Halloween is just around the corner! Whether you are planning to go trick or treating with your child or simply want to indulge in a few treats, it’s important to keep your oral health in mind at the same time. Certain candies and treats are more harmful to your teeth than others, and we’re sharing the candies terrible for your teeth:

  1. Gummy candies

These chewy candies can do tremendous harm to your teeth! Because they are not as easy to chew, they can easily pull out fillings or get between your teeth and be difficult to remove. Plus, if they happen to be sour, it is highly acidic and erodes your enamel.

  1. Caramels

Much like gummy candies and taffy, caramels are chewy candies that stick between your teeth.

  1. Jawbreakers

Nothing screams “bad for your teeth” more than a jawbreaker! Not only can this harm your teeth if you happen to crunch down on it, but it also exposes your teeth to more sugar over a longer period of time.

  1. Lollipops

Much like jawbreakers, lollipops give you more sugar over a longer period of time. Plus, by crunching down on a lollipop, that sticky candy can get stuck on your enamel.

  1. Caramel apples

Underneath all that sugar might be a healthy apple, but what’s on top is bad for your teeth. Also, a caramel apple can be particularly harmful to people who have braces! 

Don’t forget to schedule a checkup after Halloween, so you can stay on top of your dental health (especially if you’ve indulged in any candies terrible for your teeth). Call 479-668-3109 or schedule online for an appointment at Dallas Street Dental in Fort Smith, AR.