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Halloween Candy Can Cause a Scare

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SALISBURY, Md.- For local dental professionals, it is not the costumes, but the candy that gives them a scare. According to the NPD Group, a market research firm, about four percent of all candy consumed in the U.S. happens on Halloween. It is eaten by almost every kid and half of adults. And it is what lingers that is cause for concern.

Halloween treats can be tricky.

"We always try to say like five pieces a day," explained Heather Bailey of Salisbury. "That doesn't work very often."

Bailey wants her four kids to enjoy Halloween, and the goodies that come along with it.

And she plans to join in on the fun.

"Those who don't eat the candy have a lot more self-discipline, I think," she said."

But this mom understands that balance is key.

"I do think it's good to counterbalance it with lots of good choices as well, so they can balance out all of the sweets that they're getting."

Nutrition aside, chomping down on all those Halloween sweets can do a number on your teeth.

"We have to be concerned about any type of, anything that's hard and crunchy, and things that are real sticky," noted Dr. James Crouse, an orthodontist at The Brace Place in Salisbury.

According to Dr. Crouse, some candies can yank out crowns and fillings, cause broken teeth and make a mess of braces.

"Next week, we're going to have a lot of people that are going to be calling us," he said.

"If you have some candy after a meal and you do a good job of brushing your teeth, you shouldn't really have any problems," Dr. Crouse explained.

That is advice followed in the Bailey household.

"They need to make sure that they're brushing their teeth really well and things like that and to be able to listen to their bodies as well," Bailey said. "To be able to say, do you really need that, or is it more just eat, eat, eat, eat."

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