Posts Tagged ‘candy’

Best (and Worst) Halloween Treats For Your Children’s Teeth

Friday, October 27th, 2017

Try to avoid hard and sticky candy when it comes to Halloween treats.

It’s almost Halloween, many children’s favorite holiday! This, of course, is because of the mountain of candy they receive after a night full of trick-or-treating. Before your child starts unwrapping all of their hard-earned treats, take a look at the kind of candy they collected. Some of those candies can cost your child some pretty serious oral health problems and should be avoided whenever possible. (more…)

The Dangers of Halloween Candy

Saturday, October 31st, 2015

halloween candy, dental issues

Make sure to limit the amount of chewy candy and caramels that child eats. These types of candies can stay in tooth crevices for a long time, which allows bacteria and acid a longer time to rot teeth.

After Halloween, your son or daughter may be in need of a pediatric dentist in Maryland.

While your children should enjoy Halloween and the candy they receive, there also needs to be limits on how much they consume. Eating candy in excess will cause serious oral hygiene problems. Let’s take a look at how to avoid a huge dental bill after Halloween. (more…)

What Candy Can I Enjoy With Braces?

Friday, July 12th, 2013

As many dentists will tell you, eating gummy candies while you have braces is a big no-no. However, going without candy for the duration of your braces wearing days will be a challenge. Instead of quitting the sweets cold turkey, just know which candies will be kind to your braces.Basket of Sweets

Sweet Treats You Can Enjoy With Braces-

  • Chocolates (fudge, truffles, nuts)
  • Hard candies/sucking candies (provided that you do not try and chew them)
  • Ice Cream

Sweet Treats You Should Avoid With Braces-

  • Gummies
  • Taffy
  • Chewing on hard candies
  • Gum

The sweets you can enjoy while you have braces is not contingent on the amount of sugar inside of it but rather the amount of pressure it will put on your teeth and braces which may cause the brackets to break. For a complete list of what treats you can and cannot enjoy, it is best to speak with your dental professional directly.

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