One piece of candy a day, may keep the cavities away

LANSING, MI (WLNS) – Another year of costumes, clowns, and creepy decorations has come and gone, but the Halloween candy is here to stay, for a couple of days that is.

REPORTER: “What’s your favorite part about trick-or-treating>”

AIDAN: “Is that I get lots and lots of candy.”

REPORTER: “What’s your favorite candy?”

AIDAN: “M & M’s.”

Every kid has their favorite sweet treat, whether it be Snickers, Skittles, or Smarties.

“Whoppers…. I like Reese’s and Sour Patch Kids..Skittles are my favorite,” kids in a crowd said.

Officials from Delta Dental said while Halloween is a time for kids to have fun and collect piles of candy, they should also enjoy the spooky holiday responsibly.

“We always suggest keep it in moderation, you can indulge but one piece of day is usually best,” PR & Media Coordinator for Delta Dental, Lisa Ermack said.

She lists some tips from the tooth fairy, saying when grabbing for the Halloween candy, choose chocolate over chewy, for a couple of reasons.

“Because chocolate does wash off so easily that is what we suggest,” Ermack said. “So yes, refrain from the caramels, the stuff that does get stuck in the parts, the pits of your teeth because that is more likely to cause cavities and just get stuck there.”

Ermack said it’s ok to enjoy the candy while you can, but kids should always remember to stay hydrated and always remember to brush.

“We like to say 2×2+20 that’s our magical equation here at delta dental and that’s brush for 2 minutes, twice a day, and then read for 20 minutes a day as well,” Ermack said. “That’s a big part of ya know not only keeping your body healthy but also your mind.”

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