Dental Hygienist Details Impact of Halloween Treats on Teeth

A dental hygienist is warning parents about the impacts of sugar and snacks on the teeth now that the kiddies have brought in their Halloween haul.

Nicole Kielly of the Dental Hygiene Studio says different types of candy contain different kinds—and amounts—of sugar.

The worst are ones with high fructose corn syrup, like long-lasting hard candies. She calls suckers and hard candies the “scary snacks”.

Carbohydrates can also have an impact on the development of cavities.

She says chips and crackers can also promote the development of cavities. How often you consume those types of treats also has an impact says Kielly and post-Halloween is one of those times when people consume more candy and sugar than usual.

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