Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Top 15 Halloween Candies Your Dentist Wishes You Won't Eat!

With Halloween just around the corner, every year dentist offices across the country encounter a rush of patients experiencing Halloween candy related dental emergencies!! No joke!! It's very common for patients to present themselves to the dental staff with crowns or bridges that have been pulled off, fillings that have been pulled out, teeth that have been chipped or cracked all by these innocent sweeties we consume every year!! I've compiled a list of the most common offenders that can be found in your candy bowl!

Top 5 Worst Culprits
(these are known to extricate crowns, bridges and fillings with ease)

  1. Sugar Daddy

  2. Milk Duds

  3. Dots

  4. Bit-O-Honey

  5. Good n' Plenty

Top 10 Accomplices

  1. Jolly Rancher

  2. Laffy Taffy

  3. Caramel

  4. Gummy Bears

  5. Toffee

  6. Tootsie Rolls

  7. Sugar Babies

  8. Now & Laters

  9. Super Bubble Gum/ Dubble Bubble Gum

  10. Slowpokes

There ya have it! For those of you who have any type of dental work done, watch out for these sneaky little candies...or you may find yourself in the dental chair bashfully blaming your missing filling on one of these sweet little criminals!

Have a Happy and Safe Halloween!

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