Worst Halloween Candy for Your Teeth

isolated child halloween pumpkin bucket spilling candy on white background

As your kids venture out into the Idaho Falls, Arco and Rexburg neighborhoods to Trick or Treat this Halloween, remember “safety first”! This is always a very fun time of year for kids and adults alike. As you prepare your house for trick or treaters to come ring your doorbell, keep in mind that the candy you are giving out might be harmful to children’s dental health. Children love to scoff and laugh at the neighbor that hands out toothbrushes, but the true fact is that too many kids on October 31st will eat as much chocolate and candy as they can until they have a huge sugar rush followed by a hard crash.

When they crash from the sugar rush and don’t get their teeth brushed before going to bed, all that extra sugar will sit on their teeth for even longer! It’s very important to remember to have all children brush their teeth before bed and it wouldn’t hurt to run over them a second time to make sure all of the sticky glucose and lodged pieces of candy are clear from your child’s mouth.

Right after Halloween is a perfect time to take your children to a kids dentist in Idaho Falls and I happen to know of the best one!

To do your part for the children’s dental health in your neighborhoods, consider avoiding handing out some of these candies which folks agree are some of the worst kinds of candy for the health of children’s teeth.

child halloween pumpkin bucket spilling candy1. Caramel

All of those halloween candies that have sticky caramel in them are one of the worst kinds of Halloween candy for dental care. That sticky residue will sit on their teeth all night long and is hard to clear completely with just brushing your teeth.

2. Gummy-anything

Gummy bears, cinnamon bears, gummy worms are all hard on kids teeth because that gummy texture, just like the caramel is sticky and will stick around awhile.

3. Sour Candy

Sour candies have high acid levels that break down tooth enamel. Young kids have a softer enamel making them even more susceptible.

4. Hard Candy

Think about it. Sucking on a hard candy takes longer to ingest so it just hangs out bathing your teeth in sugar.

After the fun festivities of Halloween are over, consider making an appointment with Eagle Rock Dental Care for your children. Read our testimonials to see that we truly are the best kids dentist in Idaho Falls.

 

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