How is it October already? For many people, this means eating more sugary treats than usual for the next few months. To minimize the impact on your smile, you’ll want to make smart candy choices. Fortunately, it’s not too hard.
This short video shows you some of the best and worst candy options.
As you’ll see, chocolate is a good choice. It melts and washes away quickly. If you choose dark chocolate or treats with nuts, you’ll even get some added nutritional benefits. Unlike chocolate, sticky candy clings to your teeth. So it’s more likely to cause dental damage. Steer clear of sticky substances like taffy, gummies, and similar treats.
Of course, it’s important to brush daily with fluoride toothpaste and floss daily too. Visit our Sioux Falls, SD office every six months for an exam and cleaning. For added protection against decay, you may want to consider dental sealants and/or fluoride treatments. These preventive services are a good idea for kids and cavity-prone adults.
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