Halloween Candy: The Best and Worst Choices for Your Smile

Halloween Candy: The Best and Worst Choices for Your Smile
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We're not kids anymore, so instead of waiting for the dentist to scold us about cavities every time we sit in the chair, let's be a bit more mindful about the sweet stuff and its effects on our mouth, since the biggest candy holiday of the year is rapidly approaching — Halloween.

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All right, we'll admit, we usually don't hold back when the office candy bowl comes out around this time of year, but maybe instead of six Snickers fun-size bars, we'll have three. As for Laffy Taffy, Starburst, and Sweet Tarts — we'll try our best to just eat half the pack. Sounds like a good start, right?


Instead of us just guessing about the effects of our candy gorging this season, we thought it best to talk to a pro: a cosmetic dentist. Meet Dr. Timothy Chase, a 15-year veteran of cosmetic dentistry in New York City. He's here to set the record straight on how to maintain a healthy smile during the Halloween season.

Check out the slideshow above to find out what he had to say.

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