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Thursday
Oct252012

Halloween and Candy and Teeth, oh my...

Yes that annual North American fun night of Halloween is upon us once again. The streets in many neighborhoods will be crowded with kids all dressed in costumes going door to door calling "trick or treat"!  Parents will be sorting through the treats at the end of the evening once the kids empty their bags at home, checking out their loot.Halloween Candies will lead to cavities...

The Academy of General Dentistry has come up with a Press Release of what to look out for on Halloween and for simplicity's sake I'll just quote it hear:

Worst:

  •  Chewy/sticky sweets, such as gummy candies, taffy, and even dried fruit can be difficult for children and adults to resist, and even more difficult to remove from teeth. “These candies are a serious source of tooth decay, particularly when they get stuck in the crevices between teeth, making it nearly impossible for saliva to wash them away,” 
  •  Sour candies are highly acidic and can break down tooth enamel quickly. The good news: Saliva slowly helps to restore the natural balance of the acid in the mouth. Patients should wait 30 minutes to brush their teeth after consuming sour/acidic candies; otherwise, they will be brushing the acid onto more tooth surfaces and increasing the risk of enamel erosion.
  • Sugary snacks, including candy corn, cookies, and cake, all contain high amounts of sugar, which can cause tooth decay.

 

Best:

  •  Sugar-free lollipops and hard candies stimulate saliva, which can help prevent dry mouth. “A dry mouth allows plaque to build up on teeth faster, leading to an increased risk of cavities.” 
  •  Sugar-free gum can actually prevent cavities as it not only dislodges food particles from between the teeth but also increases saliva—which works to neutralize the acids of the mouth and prevent tooth decay.
  • Dark chocolate and its antioxidants, according to some studies, can be good for the heart and may even lower blood pressure.

Here is a link to the acutal press release.

More and more today we are concerned about what we eat and how it affects our health.  Today there are many treats to enjoy that will not result extra trips to see the dentist to repair cavities.

Dr Steven Rosenblat

Great things start with a smile!

theoakvilledentist.com

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