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Finding The Best, Worst Halloween Candy For Your Teeth

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Parents will want to check the Halloween candy their children get from trick-or-treating. A study by insurer Delta Dental said some candies can be much worse for their teeth than others.

The study said the best option would be sugar-free candy. Also, chocolate bars are better for your teeth because they dissolve quickly in the mouth, decreasing the amount of time sugar is on your teeth. The worst choices include hard candy like lollipops or mints. Also, chewy and sticky candies like caramels and gummies are on the bad for teeth list.

Delta Dental said on Halloween, 86 percent of kids eat chocolate, 57 percent eat chewy candy and 50 percent eat hard candy. The sugar-free candy isn’t nearly as popular among kids, with only 44 percent eating that type of candy.

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