The Absolute Worst Kind of Easter Candy for Your Teeth
Tell all your peeps.
From biting into hollow chocolate bunnies and pastel jelly beans to serving an Easter cake with lunch or dinner, the spring holiday can be even more of a sugar rush than Halloween. Recently food website Delish took a look at Easter candy and dental health to see how the sweet treats effect your teeth.
The worst offender? Sour gummies. "Per Dr. [Anita] Imadomwanyi [of Aspen Dental] these ones are [the] worst offenders because they're both acidic and sticky," writes Madison Flager in the piece. "The acidity can lead to break down or weakening of the enamel, making you more susceptible to cavities."
As much as we love sour gummies, we'll be taking the dentist's advice and sticking to chocolate — dark chocolate when we can, which is even better for our dental health and overall health — which treats our enamel and teeth more kindly.
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Of course, if you sneak a sour gummy or chew or two, your secret is safe with us. It was the Easter Bunny who made you do it, right?