Wellness Shot: Worst Halloween Candy For Your Teeth

Halloween is right around the corner and there will be all sorts of candy being given out to children all around the globe. We can remind them to floss and brush but there is some candy that is really bad for the teeth.  

"It's important to let your hair down and let kids be kids," said Dr. Ramin Tabib to AOL Lifestyle. "We [need to] make sure that they brush their teeth for a longer period than normal to remove any remaining sticky candies left behind."

Here's what made Dr. Tabib's list of the worst candies: 

1. Butterfinger

Dr. Ramin has three words to describe the candy: "Sticky. Sugary. Gooey."

2. Swedish Fish

Because of the stickiness of Swedish Fish, the candy "lingers" around in the crevices of your teeth.

3. Lollipops 

Dr. Tabib says the candy "bathes your teeth for a long time with sugar."

4. Tootsie Rolls

Another popular go-to, Tootsie Rolls are a cavity haven because they "stick around."

5. Sour Patch Kids

Kids should also avoid the candy because they are "acidic and bathe mouth in sugar."

6. Laffy Taffy

"Too sticky!" says the dentist of the candy.

7. Jolly Ranchers

Jolly Ranchers can literally "break teeth."

8. Caramel Chews

Like the other candies, the sugar-filled caramel chews are "too sticky!" and can wreak havoc on your chompers.

9. Gummy Worms

Sour or not sour, gummy worms are very "very acidic!".

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