Best and worst Halloween treats for your teeth

Delta Dental recently released their best and worst list when it comes to Halloween candy.

Best candy:

  • Sugar-free candy
  • Chocolate

Worst candy:

  • Hard candy (think lollipops)
  • Chewy candy (think caramel, taffy)

Chocolate tends to dissolve faster in your mouth than other candy, so the sugar isn’t in contact with teeth as long as hard candy. Chewy candies take longer to break down and are often higher in sugar.

If you’re looking to get rid of the candy stash after Halloween, check out some Halloween buy back programs in the area. (Many orthodontists take part in these programs!)

What is/was your favorite candy to get at Halloween?