Diligent dental health maintenance is even more important during the Halloween season when our teeth (or our children’s teeth) may receive more than their fair share of exposure to sticky candies, sugary sweets, & chewy chocolate treats.
Things become even more difficult if we factor traditional metal braces into the picture.
For those of you with braces, try to avoid the following candy or risk doing your dental health a disservice:
7 Halloween Candies to Avoid If You Have Braces
- Caramel (and whole candy apples)
- Taffy (or any chewy candies
- Fruit roll-ups
- Gummy Bears, Gummy Fish, Gummy Worms…or anything ‘gummy’
- Hard candies
- Any candy containing nuts (and peanut brittle)
If you can’t keep yourself away from the sugary sweets of Halloween time, go for the softer candy choices like peanut butter cups or other melt-in-your-mouth treats…but not the nut kind!