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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.

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

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