Halloween can be a fun experience for adults and children alike but there are a few things that we must look out on and after Halloween. Here are 3 things that you need to know.

1) Sticky Candy Increases The Risk Of Tooth Decay

Yes, some candy are worst than others. Most sticky and gummy candy will stick to the grooves of the teeth. The sticky candy feed the bacteria and people get more cavities. So the next time you are thinking about gummies vs pretzels I would go for the pretzels and brush my teeth after.

2) Not All Candy Is Bad

Surprise! Although we all know that candy is filled with sugar and too much sugar causes cavities, what most people don’t know is that Chocolate is actually good for your teeth. Now, now……. not the milk chocolate filled with sugar, but dark chocolate. The coca bean in the dark chocolate contains tannins, polyphenols and flavonoids. These re all a strong type of antioxidant for your teeth and your mouth. So when trick or treating grab up the dark chocolate.

3) Use A Fluoridated Toothpaste

It is so important to strengthen your teeth. Using a toothpaste that contains fluoride will help to strengthen the outer surface of your teeth called the enamel. The enamel is where calvities start and penetrate their way into a tooth. In general, maintaining good oral hygiene habits will protect you and significantly lower your chances of getting cavities.