Halloween Candies To Avoid For Dental Health 

Posted by McKeel Family Dentistry on Wednesday, October 14, 2020

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Be Careful Which Halloween Treats You Snack On 
A Halloween approaches, many kids are looking forward to snacking on their favorite Halloween candies and treats. Most things are alright in moderation, but McKeel Family Dentistry is here to remind Gresham families that certain Halloween favorites are harder on your teeth. Here are some of the worst Halloween candies for dental health. 

Anything Gummy Or Sticky 
If it’s hard to clean off of your teeth, you may want to avoid it. Gummy candy and sticky candy is hard to wash away, which gives them more chance to do damage to your teeth. 

Candies That Are Hard 
The danger of hard candies is twofold. Firstly, if you bite down on the candy you stand a chance of breaking a tooth. Secondly, if you suck on a candy, leaving it in your mouth until it gets smaller and smaller, then the prolonged contact with the sugary substance endangers your teeth. 

Candies That Are Sour 
Sour candy can be very acidic, which is bad for teeth because acid wears down protective enamel. Additionally, sour candy is often coated in sugar, which makes it worst for your teeth. 

Popcorn Balls 
Like hard candies, popcorn balls can present a few different problems. They’re sugary and sticky, they can be hard, and you also stand the chance of getting popcorn kernels stuck in your teeth. 

When choosing your Halloween candies this year, consider which will be better or worse for your dental health. No matter your Halloween snack choice, always be sure to clean your teeth thoroughly after. 

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Dr. Michael L. McKeel, DMD., has almost 50 years of experience providing oral health services to the Gresham community and specializes in dental bonding procedures. We have a friendly, family-oriented staff committed to providing each of our patients with the best dental care services in Gresham and the areas surrounding. 

Trust McKeel Family Dentistry in Gresham to meet the needs of your family’s complete oral health. Learn about the wide range of dental services we offer, including children’s dentistrycosmetic dentistrydental bondingexams and cleanings, and much more. To schedule a visit or if you have questions, please contact us or call us at (503) 665-8888. 

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