Trick or treating is in full swing, and candy is everywhere you look. While it's OK to indulge from time to time, you want to make sure that your little mummy or ghoul doesn't overdo it. (And, let's be honest, we need that friendly reminder as well.)
Halloween is a good time to be reminded that anything in excess any time of year is bad for you, including fruit juices and certain savory snacks, but you don't necessarily want to deprive the kids of any fun either.
Here are the four types of candies to avoid to promote better oral health while allowing for some indulgence in the spirit of All Hollows' Eve:
1. Sticky, chewy treats. Candies like gummy bears, taffy and even chocolate bars with caramel fillings, such as Twix and Snickers (we know, we know) stick around (get it?) longer than they should on your teeth, particularly when consumed in large excess (and they very well could be this time of year).
The Gatti Team
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