Posts for: October, 2016
What you need to know about Halloween Candy
-Sugar free Lollipops& Hard Candy
These treats stimulate saliva, which
prevents dry mouth. A dry mouth
allows plaque to build up on teeth
quicker leading to an increased
risk of cavities.
Chewing gum prevents cavities, not
only because it helps to dislodge food
particles from teeth, but also because
it increases saliva. Saliva works to neutralize
the acids of the mouth and prevent
Chocolate is loaded with sugar, but studies
have shown that the antioxidants in dark
chocolate can be good for the heat and may
even lower blood pressure. Just be sure to
eat it in moderation.
Candy corn, cookies, and cake all contain a high amount
Of sugar, which can cause tooth decay.
Chewy and Sticky Sweets
-Gummy candies, caramel, taffy and even dried fruit are
Serious sources of tooth decay, particulary when they get
Stuck in the crevices between teeth and make it nearly
Impossible for saliva to wash away
-High acid levels in these treats can break down tooth
Enamel quickly. Patients should wait 30 minutes after they
Consuming these acidic foods or drinks, including sour candy,
otherwise , they will be brushing acid onto more tooth
Surfaces, increasing the erosive action.