Valentine's Day Candy and Your Teeth

Posted by adortalukdar on February 18th, 2015

Having a sweet tooth is essentially something that most people will surely claim to have and the truth of the matter is that we really can't blame them. Such people unfortunately tend to suffer a lot from it especially when the Valentine's Day comes knocking. Consumption of candy on Valentines can be such a fun and enjoyable thing to do but unfortunately, there is a price to pay later on. The consequence of this enjoyment is a compromise on your dental health and this will essentially see you taking endless trips to the doctor's office.

During the Valentine's Day, candy is usually a common classical gift that people tend to get. While candy is essentially good for taste, it is on the other hand bad for your teeth and you might end up paying quite a heavy price for its consumption. If you must eat candy on Valentine's Day, it is important that you focus only on eating good candy that can't compromise your dental health in anyway.

Take 'good' candies

'Good' candies are those that are made with sugar substitutes that are essentially good for your dental health. Xylitol is a very good sugar substitute and usually has minimal effects on your dental health. And besides Xylitol being so good, it also tends to considerably reduce your risk of suffering from tooth decay and also boasts of having long lasting dental health benefits.

Unfortunately, most of the candies that are consumed on Valentine's Day are essentially very tough on teeth and can compromise your dental health in a very serious way. Such candies tend to dissolve very slowly; they are sucked and sticky and should be avoided at all costs. Some of these candies which you should seriously avoid include hard candies, toffee, peanut brittle, lollipops, caramel corn, high energy sports bars, gum drops and chocolates. In addition, for people having braces on their teeth, taffy and gummy candies can even pose more problems on your teeth if you take them irresponsibly on Valentine's Day.

If you are really determined to ensure that your teeth stays in good condition even on the Valentine's Day. If you have to eat the candies, ensure that you seek dental check up to ensure that your teeth stay at their best condition at all times.

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