The Easter Bunny will soon be hopping around delivering sweet treats.
But dentists warn, if you’re not mindful of which candy you eat you could end up with a cavity.
That’s because bacteria loves to feast on any leftover sugar in your mouth.
Which produces a weak acid that could lead to cavities.
What to do?
Dentists say if you’re going to indulge your best bet; stick to those yummy hollow chocolate Easter Bunnies or other chocolate because it washes off your teeth easier than other candy making it less damaging.
If you’d like to take it a step further, choose dark over milk chocolate because it has less sugar.
When it comes to the worst, dentists say, be picky if it’s sticky and especially if it’s sour!
Gummy candies like jelly beans stick to your teeth, making it harder to clean.
And if they’re sugar coated and sour, that makes them even worse!
Sour treats, according to the American Dental Association, can be very acidic.
Which weakens and damages the outer shell of your teeth making them more vulnerable to cavities.
So as you’re celebrating the holiest time of the year, remember, not all candy is created equally and the ultimate way to stay cavity free brush and floss those pearly whites everyday.