This Halloween, little ghost and goblins around the Treasure Valley will try to collect as much treats and candy and they can. Keep in mind that it’s not just our little ones that enjoy all these treats! Nearly 80% of parents admit to sneaking their children’s Halloween candy as well… But did you know that some candies have the potential to do more damage to teeth than others?
Your Boise dentist wants you to know that when it comes to candy, it’s important to choose a treat that melts and disappears quickly. The longer teeth are exposed to sugar, the longer bacteria can feed on it, which produces cavity-causing acid that can quickly start to cause expensive Boise dental problems.
In fact, your Boise dentist says that the best way to protect teeth from decay this Halloween while still enjoying the treats is to have candy in small portions at limited times, such as after a meal, as dessert, or at regular snack times. This helps kids to avoid snacking on candy periodically throughout the day. It’s also extremely important that kids keep up on their Boise dental health by brushing their teeth or at least rinsing with water after eating sweets. *Keep in mind that high sugar diets are not only detrimental to your Boise dental health but your overall health as well.
While no sweets are good for teeth, there are however some that are less harmful than others. Below are some of the best and worst treats for teeth according to your Boise dentist on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being the least harmful: