As adults, the ~*only*~ real perk of Halloween is being able to binge-eat candy shamelessly—everything else is secondary. And yet, we recently found out that it might be a good idea to rethink some of the sweet treats you nibble on this time of year (or if you’re like me, on a daily basis).
Dr. Holly Halliday and Dr. Gabriel Mannarino claim that “sticky” candies are the ones more likely to cause cavities! If you’re not sure which ones we’re talking about, here are some of the candies we should avoid: Starburst, gummy bears and worms, Skittles, Snickers, Milky Way, and Twix.
Better alternatives include, Kit Kat, Crunch, M&Ms, Reese’s peanut butter cups, and other sweets that aren't sticky. Dr. Halliday continues, “It's better to have them all at once than several times throughout the day. When you have them all at once it's just one insult to the teeth, but if you eat them often during the day, you're constantly exposing the teeth to sugar. That constant exposure ultimately weakens the enamel, which is called decalcification.”
And it’s not just candy, either. Cavity-causing foods also include, raisins, dried apricots, dates, and potato chips!
IS NOTHING SACRED ANYMORE?!
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