The season of haunted houses, ghosts, and pumpkins is upon us. It is time to help your child prepare for a night of trick-or-treating. Are you worried about how much candy your kids will be eating this Halloween? It is important to monitor how much candy your child is eating, but you should also be on the lookout for certain types of candy too. Discover the worst types of candy for your child’s teeth below.
Chewy Candy- Often chewy candy is sticky, which means it is sticking to your child’s teeth. If your child doesn’t brush their teeth right away, the candy can wear down the enamel.
Caramels- Caramels are particularly bad if your child has braces because this candy can get stuck in the brackets. There is a lot of sugar in caramel which makes it one of the worst ones for teeth.
Lollipops- Hard candies such as suckers and lollipops can chip your child’s teeth. Also, small pieces of a lollipop can get stuck to your child’s teeth.
Let your child have fun collecting candy in their favorite costume, but keep a close eye on the type of candy your child is eating. Remind your kids to brush their teeth after eating candy. If you would like to schedule an appointment with our St. Johns County pediatric dentist, give us a call at (904) 264-KIDS today.