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Halloween Candy Do's and Don'ts

Hi everyone!


Halloween is just around the corner! Yay! We at Ulrich Orthodontics love dressing up and eating candy just as much as everyone else! For those with braces, this time of year can be a little tricky as far as treating yourself goes. Here are some things we ask (pretty please with a cherry on top) that you don't eat if you have braces:


  1. Anything with Caramel (Snickers, Milky Ways, etc.)

  2. Taffy - saltwater or Laffy Taffy

  3. Jolly Ranchers or other hard candy

  4. Jelly beans

  5. Licorice (or any candy that requires using your teeth to tear a piece off)

  6. Lollipops

  7. Gum of any kind (bubblegum is a particularly bad offender)

Because we don't want orthodontic patients to miss out, there are still some options that aren't the worst for braces:


  1. Kit Kats

  2. Reese's Peanut Butter Cups

  3. 3 Musketeers

  4. Anything with a marshmallow center

  5. Chocolate bars (like Hershey's)

Remember if you do consume any of these treats to brush extra well afterwards! Happy Halloween!

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