October 31st, 2019
Sour Patch Kids
Sour Patch Kids are loaded with sugar. In fact, it's ingredients all contain sugar and acids that are harmful to your teeth, including corn syrup, tartaric acid, citric acid, modified corn starch, and artificial flavoring. In just a 2 ounce bag, there is about 36 grams fo sugar! Sour candies also contribute to enamel erosion due to their high acidic content.
As you may know, sticky candies like tootsie rolls have a hard time being removed from the pits and grooves on your teeth. This allows bacteria to make themselves at home and produce acids that contribute to tooth decay. Not to mention, even though they're small, they're packed with sugar. In 6 tootsie rolls there is about 20 grams of sugar.
Caramel can be another sticky issue. Its ingredients include glucose syrup, sugar and cane sugar syrup for a total of 16 grams of sugar for 6 tiny pieces.
Candy corn is a Halloween staple. However, it can contain more sugar than ice-cream and is another sticky culprit that your teeth will benefit from not having.
The name itself is terrifying, and true. Hard candies, such as jawbreakers can cause extreme jaw pain and even lead to cracked teeth. They also last a long period of time within the mouth which exposes your teeth to harmful sugars for the lengthy periods.
The assortment of colors and sweet taste of fun dip can be cool, but it is essentially made up of 100% sugar and can be detrimental to your pearly-whites.
The chocolate and caramel goodness can be not so sweet for your teeth despite the high sugar content. It's another sticky treat, and contains 27 grams of sugar, and contains 266 calories.
But not to worry, once done sorting from the huge candy pile collected today, our Annual Candy Drive is a great way to share extra Halloween candy for a great cause. We will send all donations and caring messages to our U.S. troops overseas to express our gratitude for their service. Any school, organization, or individual is welcome to participate. We also award a grand prize of $1000 to the school PTO that donated the most candy, taking into account the number of students per school and amount of pounds of candy collected per student. Please join us for the upcoming grand celebration this year:
If you have questions or queries about how you can join hands with us for this great cause, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us at 781-237-9071. This year you can also register online!
Feel free to contact Drs. Ali & Ali and the caring team at Wellesley Dental Group if you have any thoughts or concerns; they will be happy to answer your questions! Contact us today at 781-237-9071 or email@example.com to set up an appointment.
Your little ones and teens are welcome to visit our pediatric dentist, Dr. Derek, and Dr. Emad is happy to help with your TMJ and orthodontic needs. For wisdom teeth extractions or any other oral surgery needs, Dr. Stephens would love to help, and our gum-specialist Dr. Singh can help with your gum-related concerns.