Sour acid candy has frightening effect
Last updated 11/2/2007 at Noon
Children of all ages like scary stories. Little do they know that many of them take part in a scary story every time they eat their favorite candy.
The popular sour candies that people of all ages love and that fill store shelves this time of year combine sweet and sour ingredients that together have an unsightly effect on children’s as well as adults’ teeth.
“I call this ‘acid blast in a sugar bath,’” dental hygienist Erika Feltham said recently. “The candy I am referring to has a very sour acid coating and the center of the candy is loaded with sugar. This kind of candy co...