Dental

Eat Candy Canes in Moderation This Season

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It’s Christmastime! Which means homemade cookies, eggnog and candy canes. Unfortunately, consuming all that sugar isn’t good for your dental and overall health.

Candy Canes

Sugar is the main ingredient in grandma’s cookies, cakes, and the candy canes on the tree. One major health risk of sugar is it affects your teeth.

Used as Christmas tree ornaments or stocking stuffers candy canes are everywhere. Unfortunately, since candy canes are “100 percent sugar” according to Colgate, they’re the worst candy for teeth around the holidays.

Chewy candies, like caramel, cause tooth damage. Sadly, it’s one of those candies that sticks to your teeth. The longer it sticks, the worse. Rinse your mouth out with water to avoid anything sticking for long periods of time.

Alternatives

Want to limit your exposure to holiday candies? Consider serving these snacks instead,

  • Strawberries
  • Melons
  • Low-fat yogurt
  • Cottage cheese
  • Unbuttered popcorn
  • Baked tortilla chips
  • Veggie tray

The key to getting through the holidays is proper dental care. Regular brushing and flossing will keep you out of the dentist’s chair after the New Year.

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