With Halloween quickly approaching, have you ever wondered which candy is the worst for your child’s teeth?
Some of the popular candies that are most children’s favorites are extremely acidic and are comparable to the levels of battery acid. These candies are harmful as they are not just gulped down, but chewed or sucked on for quite some time. This means the mouth becomes more acidic and the teeth are susceptible to damage. Repeated exposure and frequency, the sour candy can also lead to a number of oral health problems, including increased cavities, tooth sensitivity, staining, and loss of shine.
Some of the popular candies that are causing these problems are Starburst, Sour Skittles, Laffy Taffy, and Bubble Tape. Beware of the label “sour or tart” on candies. Make sure your child rinses their mouth out with water after consuming the candy. Do not brush immediately after having sour candy, its acidic nature would soften the tooth enamel and brushing would abrade the enamel.
Just a few tips to keep in mind for this Halloween!