Updated 10/27/2011 06:50 AM
Some Kinds of Candy More Harmful to Young Teeth
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It is almost Halloween and with it comes candy.
Dentists are warning parents that it is not how much candy a child eats, but what kind of candy. Certain candies have a more damaging affect on a child’s mouth than others.
“Things like gummy bears, sticky candies, caramels, things like that get caught in the groves of your teeth and stick around a lot longer than you would expect, and that's what causes the decaying environment in your mouth,” said Dr. Ritu Shan of Eastman Dental Clinic.
Shah says if you are going to eat sticky candies, brush your teeth right after or at least drink a glass of water to help wash it out.