If you let your kids pick out their own candy at the grocery or convenience store. Watch out!
Some of the new sour candies on the market have a pH close to battery acid. Below is the list of some of the worst pH level candies on the market. They are dissolving your kid’s teeth as fast as battery acid would.
Your teeth start to dissolve at any pH below 4.0. Some of these candies are below that pH and some of them are very close to battery acid’s pH of 1.o. The manufactures make them sour to attract the consumer and stimulate the sour taste buds in your mouth. Most of these worst offenders are sour powders but some are sour gummy type candies that stick to the teeth for a long time.
If you would not put battery acid on your kids teeth, then avoid these candies that are dissolving your kids teeth and may require fillings or crowns.
|WarHeads Sour Spray||pH=1.6|
|Wonka Fun Dip powder||pH=1.7|
|Altoids Mango Sours||pH=1.8|
|Wonka Pixy Stix powder||pH=1.8|
|Brach’s Gummi Bears||pH=2.5|
Better snack options to help fight cavities and help avoid dental problems would be fresh fruit, carrots sticks, popcorn and any foods that are high in Arginine i.e. spinach, soy, seafood, nuts, seeds, coconut, and chocolate. Also they could brush right after their snacks to avoid some of the harmful affects of these snacks. All candy, gums and mints with the sugar, Xylitol, help push the bad bugs off the teeth and avoid cavities.
If you need advise or have questions, call or write to me and I would love to help.