If you ask your dentist, the spookiest thing about Halloween is the damage all that candy can do to your teeth. Experts say trick-or-treat sweets aren't quite so sweet when it comes to oral-health havoc. "The worst candies for your teeth are sticky (think caramel and gummy), and acidic (think sour)," warns Dr. Mitali Hariawala, a dental adviser with Quip, an oral-health subscription service. Before chocolate lovers breathe a sigh of relief, remember that it's still loaded with sugar.
"No matter what Halloween candy you enjoy, it is imperative to brush your teeth after, as sugar creates a breeding ground for bacteria that cause cavities," Hariawala warns. That said, you may want to steer clear of these 14 Halloween treats.