Sugar free treats
Since sugar is the number one enemy, why not opt for sugar-free candies? Sugar free candy can increase saliva production which washes your mouth clean of bacteria and plaque.
Tricks on your teeth
Avoid sticky situations
Sticky candy such as skittles, gummy bears and caramels can cling to your teeth and take longer to get washed away by saliva, increasing the risk of tooth decay.
If you have orthodontic appliances such as braces, or fillings and crowns, then sticky candy is a big no-go as it can get stuck and break appliances, pull out fillings and crowns, and even fracture teeth!
Sour candy is spooky business as it contains high levels of acidity that causes damage to the enamel on your children’s teeth. Enamel protects our teeth from decay, discolouration, and sensitivity, and once it’s gone, it cannot be restored!
Beware of hard candy
Hard candy like toffee is bad for our teeth due to the amount of time that it takes to suck the candy before it dissolves. Your child’s teeth will be swimming in a pool of sugar for an extended period.
Even spookier, little teeth biting down on hard candy can lead to tooth chips, cracks, and other damage.