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Halloween is upon us, and there will be many tricks and treats to be had. However, don’t get tricked by treats that look to haunt your teeth with cavities. Avoid these snacks to keep your smile healthy for Halloween, and for years to come:

– Sticky Candy: Exercise care when consuming sticky candies such as taffy, caramels, or gummies, as they can easily stick to your teeth and gums. They can also be difficult to remove, which can rapidly increase tooth decay.
– Sour Candy: Due to their high acidic content, sour candies are some of the most dangerous treats to your precious teeth. Due to its acidic nature (nearly the same as battery acid), there is a high risk of cavities and enamel loss.
– Hard Candy: Hard candy should be avoided. They can break or chip teeth, and residue often ends up stuck to your teeth longer, which can rapidly increase tooth decay.
– Popcorn Balls: Popcorn balls can be dangerous if they are too hard, so be careful when biting into them. It is also recommended to floss regularly after consumption, as bits of popcorn can easily be lodged between the teeth.

Don’t forget to brush and floss.

Everybody at Andrew Henritze DDS wishes you all a safe and happy Halloween!

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