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Minnesota Dentists Warn Halloween Shoppers: Sour Candies May Trick, Not Treat Teeth
Date:10/20/2009

MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- When making Halloween candy purchases, the Minnesota Dental Association warns that popular "sour candy" can trick teeth by causing permanent erosion of the dental enamel on the teeth. The Minnesota Dental Association encourages adults to consider "tooth healthy treats" that will both put and keep a smile on children's faces.

"As dentists, we see an alarming number of children with permanent erosion of the dental enamel on their teeth," says Dr. Bruce Templeton, a practicing dentist in Minneapolis who is also president of the Minnesota Dental Association. "We know that the increasingly popular sour candies are a factor, so we invite you to consider other alternatives for Halloween treats."

Specifically, the hard and gummy candies which promise an "extreme" sour or candies which promote a sweet and sour experience are the candies to avoid. Acid weakens the protective tooth enamel. Without it, teeth are prone to tooth decay. The teeth can also become more sensitive to consuming hot, cold or sweet food and drinks.

GOOD TREATS TO GIVE

There are many tooth-friendly treats, not the least of which are non-food treats. Healthier alternatives for Halloween include:

  • Money: nickels, dimes, quarters
  • Small bags of chips, peanuts or pretzels
  • Sugarless gum
  • Treats that are eaten quickly and done with, like small candy bars (Not treats that take long to eat and that may linger on teeth long afterward, like caramels)
  • Stickers, rings, hair bows
  • Toothbrushes

The Minnesota Dental Association and its members are taking a national lead in educating parents and children with a campaign called The Power of Sour on Your Teeth. The Minnesota Dental Association is the voice of dentistry in Minnesota, representing 81% of practicing dentists. It is committed to the highest standards of oral health and access to care for all Minnesotans. Learn more at: www.mndental.org, or find us on Facebook.

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