Healthy (and delicious) Halloween candy alternatives

Worse than a late night bowl of ice cream after dinner or that afternoon Kit-Kat bar is the continuous snacking or sipping that goes on in offices and schools across America.

Remember, the acids created by the bacteria that attack all that carbohydrate-laden stuff you swallow — whether it’s that spoonful of sugar in your morning coffee or that nicely glazed donut — are what get at your teeth. So the more often you eat sugars and other carbs, the more often those acids get a chance to chip away at your choppers.

In short, it’s healthier for your teeth to pig out once than to snack all day. Brushing your teeth or chewing sugar-free gum after meals can help as well. Ask your dentist for the best dental care practices for your daily eating habits.