We all know exactly what damage sugar and "sticky" candy can do to teeth, so Dr. Varghese wants to remind our currents patients and future patients to be cautious when choosing candy from your bag at the end of your Halloween adventure of "Trick or Treating". So...go ahead and enjoy your treats. We want everyone to enjoy their Halloween....but we also want you to protect the investment you and your family has made in helping us create your beautiful smile, so please be sure your candy is orthodontic and dental friendly! Here are some examples of "Ortho-Friendly Treats": Soft, melt-in-your-mouth chocolates, peanut butter cups, milk shakes, gelatin, peeled, thinly sliced apples and ice cream. Now, here are some examples of "Treats to Avoid":Caramel, nuts, licorice, taffy, jelly beans, hard pretzels, bubble gum, candy corn, lollipops, popcorn with kernels, taco chips and ice. Please do not hesitate to call us if you have specific questions or concerns and of course, DO NOT FORGET TO BRUSH AND FLOSS! We hope everyone has a happy and healthy Halloween!