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    8 candies that make dental professionals scream

    'Tis the season of candy, candy and more candy—much to dental professionals' dismay. Here are the worst-of-the-worst treats for dental health.


    candy corn

    Candy corn

    Who doesn’t love this Halloween classic? Dental professionals, that’s who. Just a handful of this seasonal treat packs 32 grams of sugar — which is more sugar than half a pint of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. In addition, candy corn is soft enough to stick to teeth, increasing the risk for cavities as it creates a cheery home for bacteria to grow.

     The upside? Candy corn doesn’t have any fat. The downside? SO MUCH SUGAR.


    Laura Dorr
    Laura Dorr is the executive editor of DPR's Modern Dental Network.


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