Dental

Watch Out Because It’s National Candy Month

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Unfortunately, it’s National Candy Month. The best way to avoid any damage to your teeth is brush twice a day. Limit between meal snacking and keep added sugar away from your diet.

How Do Cavities Form?

When you eat candy, harmful mouth bacteria feed off of the sugar. The bacteria create acids which then erode tooth enamel. Cavities are a bacterial infection that’s created by those acids. When you develop a cavity, a hole in your tooth forms.

How Can You Minimize Candy’s Impact on Your Teeth?

  • Drink plenty of water. Water can minimize some of the harmful effects of sugar, preventing decay.
  • Eat candy with meals.
  • Brush after eating.

The Best Candies

Dark chocolate is the best candy for your teeth. Chocolate may be more effective than fluoride at fighting tooth decay, according to several studies, due to a compound in chocolate that helps harden tooth enamel.

Sugarless candies, such as candies with stevia or candies that diabetics consume. Sugar feeds bacteria and upsets the healthy ratios of pH and bacteria in the mouth.

Candy bars with nuts. Candy bars with a lot of nuts can break up the stickiness, and it’s the stickiness of a candy that increases the chance of cavity.

Have a Dental Plan During National Candy Month

With the new year upon us, it’s important to keep your family covered. The Argus Freedom Plan offers quality, affordable coverage for basic and specialty dental care. Members have the freedom to choose the best quality care.

With no waiting periods, no claims forms, and no deductibles, the Argus Freedom Plan offers easy to use dental coverage. Members have the freedom to access any dentist of their choice. They can also enjoy additional savings when using an in-network provider.

The Argus Master Plan offers quality, affordable dental care coverage for Florida residents. Plans start as low as $8.95 per month!

Adults often experience changes in their oral and health as they age, which may require services beyond preventative care.

Put together a checklist of the regular services you need to receive. Check out Argus’ dental plans!

If you have any questions about an Argus Dental Plan, please contact our Customer Care Team at 877.864.0625. Argus Dental Plans offer unlimited coverage with no annual or lifetime caps. This gives you the freedom & flexibility to have the work done as you need it.