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Top 5 Worst Halloween Candy for Your Teeth, According to Dentists

by Carly Zinderman, originally published in Reader’s Digest Chewy candies The reason candy, in general, is harmful to teeth is that bacteria in the mouth burn the sugar, creating acid as a byproduct, explains Matthew Messina, DDS, spokesperson for the American Dental Association (ADA). The acid then dissolves tooth enamel, which is what causes cavities. […]

Kid-Tested, Dentist-Approved: 6 Teeth Cleaning Tips from Dentist Parents

Click here for more Family Dentistry As a parent, you may have more in common with your dentist than you think. Many moms and dads—even dentists—struggle to keep their children’s mouths and teeth clean. ADA dentist Dr. Gene Romo is a father of four – ages 13, 10, 8 and 2. “As you can imagine, […]