At least they are the worst according to those that hand out toothbrushes and toothpaste to kiddies on Halloween, The Ontario Dental Association. Not that there is anything wrong with that, we can always use more toothbrushes and kids get enough candy on Halloween. So here we go…these are the least bad to the worst…
The Good: Chocolates cause the least damage to your teeth because they dissolve quickly in your mouth. Nuts, sunflower seeds and sugarless gum are also great options.
The Bad: Lollipops, jawbreakers and other hard candies take a long time to break down and can damage dental work and chip teeth.
The Ugly: Sticky treats like raisins, toffee, fruit roll-ups and caramels get lodged in the teeth and that can cause decay. Sour candies are chewy and their high acid content can erode tooth enamel.