There’s certainly no shortage of candy options out there, which is a very exciting notion for anyone who enjoys indulging in sweets every now and then. If you’re someone who likes your candy (and perhaps someone who indulges more often than not), we encourage you to remember something important: While all candy can lead to issues like decay, some types are worse for your oral health than others. Let’s sort through some of the worst offenders, so you know what to avoid.
Avoid Sticky Candies
Think about the type of candy that can easily adhere itself to the inside of your handbag or the pocket of your pants if it becomes unwrapped. This is some very sticky candy! Just like it has the power to become stuck to fabrics, it can become stuck to your smile. Sticky candies are dangerous for your oral health because they can hurt not only your teeth but also any work you’ve had done (like dislodging a crown or filling, etc.).
Avoid Hard Candies
You might assume hard candies that dissolve in your mouth are a good choice. However, while you assume you’re keeping the candy away from your teeth, the ingredients are actually circulating throughout your mouth and coating your smile as you enjoy them. In the meantime, teeth remain exposed to sugar for the entire duration as you eat this sweet treat. Skip it to protect your oral health.
Avoid Chewy Candies
The simple fact is that chewy candy will coat your smile, which means bacteria have longer to eat the sugars, release acids, and damage your teeth. You’ll fare better by eating candy that dissolves and rinses away quickly.
Protect Your Healthy Smile With Our Tips
See us for your checkups, cleanings, and for helpful tips that will keep your teeth and gums safe. To schedule a visit with DentaCare Dental to find out all you need to know, call our Longview, TX, office today at (903) 215-8223.