Whenever Halloween creeps around, Dr. Lakshmi Morisetty, head dentist of Smiles Nambour in Sunshine Coast, wonders about the great amounts of sweets both young and old people are entitled of having during this time of the year.
Dr. Lakshmi, in all his years of experience as a dental professional, knows all too well that there are far too many sweets that are just too horrific to the teeth. Read on as your Sunshine Coast Dentist tells you the worst kind of candies for your oral health.
Gummy Candies, Caramel Pops, Salt Water Taffy
Chewy and sticky sweets like gummy bears, caramel apple pops, saltwater taffy, and even dried fruits stick to the surfaces and corners of the teeth rather easily, and for long periods of time. The general rule of thumb is, “The stickier and sweeter the treat is, the worse it does for your teeth.”
Sour Patch And Other Sour Candies
Sour treats, much like sugary sweet candies, hurt the enamel of your teeth. Unlike sugary treats that feed entire bacteria populations in your mouth, thus enabling them to secrete lactic acid that eat away your teeth, sour patches bypass this bacteria feeding process. Instead, the high acid content of these sour treats directly erodes your tooth enamel.
The Good Kind Of Candies
The good news is that there is no reason for you not to satisfy your too sweet tooth. Today, there are bagsful of good treats you can enjoy.
There are sugar-free lollipops and hard candies that stimulate saliva production. Increase saliva production leads to a decreased risk of cavities. There are sugar-free gums that help dislodge food particles from the teeth. And there are dark chocolates which are potent sources of heart healthy antioxidants.
Sunshine Coast Dentist
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