Gummy, chewy, tasty sweets are the theme of Gumdrop Day, which presents you the opportunity (or the excuse) to eat as many gumdrops as possible (within reason, with consideration for your teeth, sugar levels and general health)!


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To be clear, candy doesn’t cause tooth decay, per se. That’s wive’s tale caused by the fact that sugar, being hydrophilic, can cause pain in areas where tooth nerves are already exposed, because it draws moisture from the cracks.

In fact, you’re endangering your teeth more by eating bread or crackers than candy. This is because the bacteria that excrete acid feed on any carbohydrates, not just sugars, and the starch in bread and crackers sticks to and in teeth long after the sugar from candy has dissolved.

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