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Trick-or-treat, be careful what you eat. Did you know that snacking can increase cavities, and extra snacking from a candy bowl is bad for your mouth and your diet? Know the dangers of various treats this season, and your entire body will thank you. Below are a few culprits to watch out for:

– 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.

– 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 threats 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.

Be sure to remember to floss behind your fangs.

From all of us at Elite Dentistry PC, we hope you have a spooktacular Halloween!

If you would like to set up an appointment, please contact us at (630) 592.8116, or stop by our office in Addison, Illinois.

We wish you all a safe and happy Halloween!