Candies that are sticky and adhere to the surface of your teeth are the worst! The adherence of the sugary candy keeps the sugar content on the tooth surface for an extended period, which aids in decay formation. Unfortunately, this includes tootsie rolls, sour patch kids, skittles, etc. Even dried fruit can fit in this category.
Did you know chocolate is one of the best candy options that you can have for your smile? Chocolate usually has less artificial flavorings and colorings than other candies and is melt in your mouth good. Why is the melting important? When chocolate melts, it melts right off your teeth, whereas other sticky candies adhere to the tooth’s surface. Dark chocolate is our FAVORITE
as it does tend to have lower amounts of sugar and other added health benefits. Research
is even showing that dark chocolate is effective at fighting cavities, plaque, tooth decay, and even periodontal disease.