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It is important to make sure you’re protecting your smile this Halloween season from any forms of dental damage that may arise. You can begin by implementing optimum oral health habits including brushing twice daily and flossing once every day as well. Furthermore, exercise caution with the sweets and treats that you consume. Here is a list of candies you should stay away from:

– Sour candy has been shown to have very low pH levels, which can greatly increase your risk for cavities and enamel loss.

– Chewy candy can be hazardous to your smile because it can easily stick to your teeth and gums and increase the rate at which tooth decay occurs. This includes sweets such as taffy, caramels, and gummies.

– Be careful when biting into candy apples, lollipops, and any pieces of hard candy that can easily chip or crack your teeth.

– Be careful when biting into any form of popcorn, including popcorn balls, as they can easily chip and crack your teeth.

If you have any other questions about what sweets to avoid, or to book a future visit with Dr. Indra Quagliata, please contact us at 585-475-0140, or stop by our office in Rochester, New York. From all of us at IQ Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, have a ‘fangtastic’ Halloween!