The New Year’s Resolutions may begin to fade away as another holiday traditionally adorned with treats comes up. With stores’ aisles full of pastels and brightly-colored candy, it can be easy to find yourself in a sugar overload. When it comes to candy or treats of any kind at any time of the year, moderation is essential. Moderation is all about balancing indulgences with healthy choices. Complete deprivation when it comes to sweets and treats can sometimes lead to a binge. Balance can help lead to overall good choices. Here is a list of some candy to avoid along with some helpful tips on how to replace them.
#1 Sour Candy
Sour candy contains a ton of additional acid, and since acid is what causes enamel to erode, it can be additionally harmful to your smile. It can increase your risks of tooth decay. Fresh citrus fruit can be a swap to get that sweet and sour goodness. Filling Easter baskets with juicy mandarins can be a colorful surprise.
#2 Sticky Candy
- Caramels, gummy candies, and taffies are some of the worst kinds of candy for your teeth. The sticky substances can stick to the small crevices and hard-to-reach places in teeth. The sugar can be left behind and linger long after you have finished enjoying the treat, which can expose your smile to dangers for longer time.
#3 Hard Candy
Hard candy can cause accidents and broken teeth if bitten into at the wrong moment. Some bigger hard sweets like lollipops can also take a long time eat, which can leave teeth exposed to sugar for a longer time than other candy. The longer your smile is exposed to sugar, the longer it has to cause decay and cavities. If sugar is the harmful culprit of candy, than sugar-free candy may be a better choice for your smile.
We hope you and your family have a very Happy Easter!
Making sweet swaps can be a great way to protect smiles from sugar harm. To schedule a consultation, call Grinnell Street Dental at (307) 672-7567. Located in Sheridan, WY, we also proudly serve the residents of Gillette, Billings, Miles City, and all surrounding communities.