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It is important to make sure you are taking care of your smile this holiday season. With all products that you may consume, you must make sure you keep the health of your teeth and gums at their peak. Even though many individuals are aware of the sugars present in numerous treats and sweets, there are other hazards that are also present. Candies to sidestep include the following:

– Hard treats refer to products that are very hard to bite into, including popcorn balls, hard candy, and candy apples. Exercise caution with hard treats to help prevent damage to your teeth and gums.

– Overly acidic products such as sour candies and fruit drinks have a lower pH which can vastly enhance your risk of tooth enamel loss. Be sure to exercise caution with any substances that have a low pH level

– The problem with sticky sweets, such as caramels, taffy, sugary gummies, and other similar treats, is that they linger in your mouth long after eating them. This process can rapidly increase tooth decay.

From all of us at Lavista Park Family Dentistry, we hope you have a spooktacular Halloween! If you would like to set up an appointment with Dr. Ayesha Rahman, please contact us at (770)-939-5122, or stop by our office in Tucker, Georgia. We wish you all a safe and happy Halloween! Don’t forget to brush behind your fangs!