Best and Worst Candies for Your Teeth
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Sour candy: It has a higher acidic content, which can break down tooth enamel.
Powdery candy such as Pixie Stix: While it dissolves quickly in the mouth and don’t require chewing, it contains nothing but sugar and can lead to cavities by changing the mouth’s PH and giving bacteria straight sugar to eat.
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Chocolate, with no sticky fillings: It will generally not stick to your teeth and therefore it is a much better option if you have the urge for a sweet snack.
Sugar-free gum: It leaves no sticky residue, which causes plaque, and it is sweetened with xylitol, a natural sugar that bacteria is unable to form plaque on.
Of course, if possible it would be much better to put down the candy and grab a piece of fruit.
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