Thats the tooth truth from Dr. David Epstein, a dentist in West Hartford, Connecticut, who says the key to keeping your gums groovin this Halloween is to eat all your tasty treats in one sugary sitting.
Epstein says, If you eat a whole bag of candy, you wont get a cavity because youre eating all the sugar at once. Youll just get a stomach ache. Hard and sticky candies like Jolly Ranchers do more damage.
And while Epstein says binging on bon-bons is fine if you follow it by brushing, he also has some advice that may really scare kids this Halloween (Oct. 31) he says give your candy away!
In his familys Halloween tradition, his three kids would pile their candy on the table, take turns eating until they were full, and the leftover treats were donated to a local retirement home.
Epstein says, Old people dont have any teeth anyway!
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