worst and best holiday candies for your teeth

The Worst and Best Candy for Your Teeth

Every holiday season we find ourselves grazing on those delicious holiday treats—candy canes, gingerbread cookies, chocolate turtles, etc.—like their open season. You usually have to get to them quick or you are stuck with the not-so-delicious options.

Although that sweet sensation can be satisfying, it also can be damaging to your teeth and increases the likelihood of cavities.

Children’s Oral Care and How to Prevent Tooth Decay

20% of U.S. Children have at least one untreated decayed tooth before kindergarten, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)1. Untreated tooth decay (cavities) can lead to pain, weight loss, missed school days, poor appearance and decreased self-esteem. It’s critical children have strong, healthy teeth because their first set of teeth helps ensure their adult teeth come in correctly and are healthy.