A Sweet Story


Recently, I was meeting my friends, Mike and Ike, to talk about Halloween.  They decided to play a Twix on me.  I was eating my favorite Mexican food and listening to my favorite musical artist….Marshmellow….when they slipped some Jalapenos on my plate.  That made for some very Hot Tamales

After drinking a lot of water to put out the Fire Ball in my mouth, I heard some Snickers from those two.  They are just a couple of big Nerds

They had just come back from a fishing trip to Scandinavia. Apparently, they caught quite a few Swedish Fish. They saw some local artists with an unusual style.  From what I understand, they used chalk-a-lot

We began talking about the Good & Plenty amount of candy that was going to be passed out on October 31st.  We tried to come up with ways to limit the chance of getting a cavity from all that sugar.  We’d love to give each patient a 100 Grand to skip the sweet stuff, but we know you’re a bunch of Smarties who will brush your teeth just like you ought to!

All kidding aside, as a dentist, my advice is to limit the exposure time of sugar on your teeth. The more contact candy has to your teeth, the more chance a cavity will form.  One strategy is to eat your candy like dessert.  You should be brushing before you go to bed anyway and that will help remove any sugar that may be lurking around.  I do not recommend putting left over Halloween candy in a child’s school lunch bag.  Brushing should follow anything sweet and there is limited availability to do that at school.

I hope everyone has a Happy Halloween but a sensible plan for eating the left-over candy that comes with this most sugary holiday!