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5 Tips for Dealing with Candy at Halloween and All Year Long

5 Tips for Dealing with Candy at Halloween and All Year Long

Candy corn is Halloween's best-selling treat. But parents shouldn't necessarily cringe when their children plunge into bags of those white-tipped, yellow and orange sugar concoctions. Nor should parents worry if they decide to dip into the kids' goodie bags.

"Cavities happen and develop over time. Halloween is not to blame,'' said Judith Messura, DMD, a dentist at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. "It's lack of good daily oral hygiene and chronic poor dietary choices that lead to dental cavities."

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