Acids in 'New Generation Candy' can harm teeth


Last updated 10/23/2008 at Noon

The candy most kids eat today is not the kind of candy their parents ate as kids. While kids today like to go trick-or-treating as much as their parents did, the effects of eating all that candy have grown worse.

Leaving aside the risks of obesity and diabetes, the more immediate health concern caused by eating candy is the amount of sour acid ingredients in many candies today.

In a recent press release, the California Dental Hygienists’ Association (CDHA), stated that “While this new generation of candy is highly popular, most of it contains acid levels so high that it approaches the...

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