Candies to Enjoy and Avoid This Halloween
Chocolate dissolves quickly, Berik notes, which minimizes the amount of time sugar is on the teeth. Bonus points for dark varieties.
Vidone says chewing gum made with Xylitol can increase saliva production, washing away dangerous bacteria and enamel-eroding acids.
Yes, Pixy Stix are basically pure sugar. But since they only linger on the tongue for a few seconds, Vidone says teeth are mostly spared
These classic candies can get lodged in your pearly whites, Berik says, increasing the risk
They coat teeth with sugar, Vidone says, and kids risk chipping a tooth if they bite down
Super-sweet and sticky, Berik declares these treats a dentist’s worst nightmare.