Which Candy Is The Worst for Your Teeth? Pt. 2

Keep Your Mouth as Healthy as Possible

Hello, and welcome back to our blog! Here at Kruckman Family Dental, we want to make sure that all of our Waconia area neighbors, no matter their age, are aware of the things that can have a negative effect on the health of their mouth. Making sure that your mouth is as healthy as possible is not only important for the health of your teeth, it is important for your overall health as well. Issues with oral health can quickly lead to issues in other areas of the body and it is in your best interest to make sure that you take the necessary steps to ensure that your oral health is as good as possible. In today’s post, we are going to continue where we left off last time and list out a few more types of candy that have the most negative effect on your teeth and overall oral health. Continue reading below to learn more.

Enjoy Candy in Moderation

Ideally, we would like all of our readers to avoid candy as much as possible. Overall, candy offers almost no benefits other than a quick sugar fix, however, we understand that people are still going to eat it anyway. For this reason, we hope that by at least spreading some knowledge on the worst types of candy, we are able to help people know which candy they should avoid. Below, we have listed out two more types of candy that can harm your teeth.

  • Chewy/Sticky Candy: When it comes to candy that you should limit your consumption of, sticky and chewy candy is high on the list. While the sugar content isn’t doing you any favors, the main reason that this type of candy is so bad for your teeth is because it lingers in the mouth for a longer period of time than other candy. Chewy candy naturally stick between people’s teeth, providing the natural bacteria in your mouth with an abundant food source on which to feast. What’s worse, because chewy candy often gets into areas of the mouth that are hard to reach, brushing may not be enough to remove the remnants.
  • Powder Candy: Nearly everyone has consumed some form of powdered candy in their lifetimes. Pixie Sticks, one of the most popular types of powdered candy, are a popular option among children because they taste great, are easy to carry around, and provide a quick sugar fix. Unfortunately, when a person eats powdered candy, they are literally coating their teeth in a large amount of sugar which allows the bacteria in the mouth to go into overdrive.

If you find that you cannot keep yourself from consuming these types of candy, especially with Halloween right around the corner, we hope that you will at least be more aware of the fact that you need to limit your intake. If you want to take an even more proactive step, be sure to drink water after consuming these types of candy to help wash away excess sugar.

We hope that this short blog series has shed some light on the types of candy that you and your family should avoid this Halloween. As always, if you are interested in learning more about the dental services that we provide here at Kruckman Family Dental or you are looking for a dentist office that is able to handle the needs of your entire family under a single roof, please get in touch with us today. We have years of experience helping families make sure that their oral health needs are met and we are certain that once you experience the level of care that we are able to provide, you won’t want to trust your family’s dental needs to any other dentist office.