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Salt Water Taffy & Your Teeth

Feb 3rd, 2021

Salt water taffy is a beloved snack amongst Newburyport residents and visitors. But like they say, you can’t have too much of a good thing. As you enjoy the occasional sweet treat, there are some things you should know about taffy before you reach for another piece.

First, salt water taffy is notoriously sticky, oftentimes still clinging onto your teeth hours after you eat it and feeding oral bacteria. So sticky, in fact, that it Is even possible to pull out restorations like dental crowns or fillings. Speaking of teeth pulling you probably should stay away from salt water taffy if you wear braces. Sticky candies in general can easily break or pull brackets.

Furthermore, a seven-piece serving of taffy contains 23 grams of sugar. Considering that the daily recommendation for sugar consumption for adult men is 36 grams and for women is 25 grams (according to the American Heart Association), you may want to choose a healthier alternative to fill this quota.

Although a fun and tasty treat, as with everything else, moderation is the key to keeping a happy and healthy smile.

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Here at Paul Mathew, D.D.S. we work diligently to protect our patients' privacy. Requesting an appointment via our Internet portal is considered part of what the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) has identified as electronically protected healthcare information or ePHI. Unfortunately, despite our best efforts, there are people or entities that may attempt to intercept the data you transmit to us. By checking the "I agree" box, and electronically making an appointment request, you acknowledge that you are making an appointment over the internet and that Paul Mathew, D.D.S. will keep this information confidential but cannot guarantee that others, outside of our practice, may illegally intercept this communication. By accepting these terms and conditions and sending this request via our Internet portal, you accept the inherent risk(s) associated with making this request for an appointment. If you do not accept the terms and conditions, you are always welcome to contact our office via telephone to schedule your appointment.

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