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The Ten Worst Halloween Treats For Your Child’s Teeth

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I don’t mean to be a killjoy but…it’s no secret  that Halloween and all the treats that come with it aren’t the best thing that could happen to the health of your child’s teeth! Hit read more to find a list of the ten worst treats that you might find in your child’s trick or treat bag.

Skittles are full of artificial colors, sugar, corn syrup and trans fat.

Candy Corn is a Halloween favorite, but it’s nothing but sugar and artificial coloring.

Starburst are another trick or treat favorite, and may not sound bad with only 15 calories each, but every piece is loaded with fat and 22 grams of sugar.

Fun Dip is nothing but sugar! The dipping stick is made of sugar and it’s dipped into more sugar. Yikes! It’s one of the worst candies you can buy or hand out for Halloween.

Bubble Gum hasn’t changed its’ formula in close to 50 years, which means it still contains a lot of carbs, calories and sugar.

Reese’s Peanut Butter Pumpkins contain almost 100 more calories than a regular peanut butter cup.

Snickers are loaded with nougat, caramel and chocolate, which means that they are loaded with fat and calories. Caramel also sticks to your teeth.

Sour Patch Kids are one of my favorites. Little did I know that they have very high acid levels that can really mess up the enamel of your teeth.

Tootsie Pops or Charm’s Blo Pops are full of sugar and they are two candies in one, with their fillings in the middle. Since they are suckers, they stay in the mouth for an extended length of time which increases the likelihood of tooth decay.

M&Ms White Chocolate Candy Corn Candies are made of a white chocolate that is so processed it actually adds another seven grams of saturated fat per serving.

I hope that your Halloween is filled with more treats than tricks and that includes a bag full of candy! Just remember…don’t eat it all at once and brush your teeth!

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