Don’t underestimate the damage hard candies can do to your teeth and gums!
Hard candies, such as candy canes which are a holiday favorite, take a long time to dissolve in your mouth. This allows for bacteria to have more access to sugar which is what hard candies are made of. Sugars fuel the bacteria living on your teeth and over time these bacterias turn to acids which break down your teeth.
Hard candies are also HARD!!!
Biting down on these candies can cause chips or breaks even in the strongest of teeth!