Which Halloween Candies are the Worst for the ‘Ol Chompers?

 

I admit to having my fair share of cavities growing up.

 

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I can also make a direct correlation between those and my extreme love of Halloween candy, so where was NYC’s Dr. Ramin Tabib when I needed him?!

 

Oh, right, the Internet wasn’t a thing yet. Either way, he says, “it’s important to let your hair down and let kids be kids, (but) we (need to) make sure that they brush their teeth for a longer period than normal to remove any remaining sticky candies left behind.”

 

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As shared with AOL Lifestyle, here’s Dr. Tabib’s list of the worst candies to help you and yours save some time at the dentist:

  1. Butterfinger – Dr. Ramin has three words to describe the candy: “Sticky. Sugary. Gooey.”
  1. Swedish Fish – Because of the stickiness of Swedish Fish, the candy “lingers” around in the crevices of your teeth.
  1. Lollipops – Dr. Tabib says the candy “bathes your teeth for a long time with sugar.”
  1. Tootsie Rolls – Another popular go-to, Tootsie Rolls are a cavity haven because they “stick around.”
  1. Sour Patch Kids – Kids should also avoid the candy because they are “acidic and bathe mouth in sugar.”
  1. LaffyTaffy – “Too sticky!” says the dentist of the candy.
  1. Jolly Ranchers – Jolly Ranchers can literally “break teeth.”
  1. Caramel Chews – Like the other candies, the sugar-filled caramel chews are “too sticky!” and can wreak havoc on your chompers.
  1. Gummy Worms – Sour or not sour, gummy worms are very “very acidic!”.

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Is it so wrong that despite the warnings, reading the list made me want to eat even more sweets?!

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Image: Sunny Badyal DDS on Facebook

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