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This Halloween season, in an effort to keep our gums and teeth healthy, we will need to navigate through a delectable haunted house of horrors, filled with all sorts of traps to ensnare us, and bewitch our mind. After all, how could something so sweet be so dangerous? Here are some tricks to watch out for:

– Hard Candy: Hard candy should be avoided. They can break or chip teeth, and residue often ends up stuck to your teeth longer, which can rapidly increase tooth decay.
– Sticky Candy: Exercise care when consuming sticky candies such as taffy, caramels, or gummies, as they can easily stick to your teeth and gums. They can also be difficult to remove, which can rapidly increase tooth decay.
– Popcorn Balls: Popcorn balls can be dangerous if they are too hard, so be careful when biting into them. It is also recommended to floss regularly after consumption, as bits of popcorn can easily be lodged between the teeth.
– Sour Candy: Due to their high acidic content, sour candies are some of the most dangerous treats to your precious teeth. Due to its acidic nature (nearly the same as battery acid), there is a high risk of cavities and enamel loss.

Take heed of our warnings this season, so your teeth can enjoy Halloween for as long as you do. If you should find yourself being pestered by too many ghosts, don’t forget to keep up with your oral health!

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From all of us at Gulf Coast Smiles, have a ‘spooktacular’ Halloween!