October 31, 2018
Time It Right:
- Eat Halloween candy and other sugary foods with meals shortly after mealtime.
Stay Away from Sweet Snacks:
- Snacking can increase your risk of cavities, and it's double trouble if you keep grabbing sugary treats from the candy bowl. Snacking on candy throughout the day is not ideal for your dental health or diet.
Choose Candy Carefully:
- Avoid hard candy and other sweets that stay in your mouth for a long time. The length of time sugary food is in your mouth plays a role in tooth deacy. Unless it is a sugar-free product, candies that stay in the mouth for a long period of time subject teeth to an increase risk of tooth decay.
Avoid Sticky Situations:
- Sticky candies cling to your teeth. The stickier candies, like taffy and gummy bears, take longer to get washed away by saliva, increasing the risk for tooth decay.