Wanna Ward Off Cavities this Halloween? Chomp Your Candy Quicker!
You make think eating your Halloween booty over the course of a few hours or days will mean less trips to the dentist, but in fact munching on a bunch all at once is actually your best bet!
Christopher Wanjek, author of Bad Medicine, writes: ‘Slowly snacking on Halloween candy every few hours, day after day, keeps your teeth bathed in enamel-corroding acid, the byproduct of bacteria feeding on sugar and other carbohydrates in your mouth.
He explains on that as far as oral hygiene goes, it is better to eat five chocolate bars at once than to eat one every few hours.