Halloween is the big-dog-daddy of candy eating. About $3.6 Billion is generated every year leading up to the October 31st holiday. In Wyoming, we rank in the top 10 for largest candy economy in the U.S., we come in at #10.

That's a lot of candy and only one of the holiday's that has candy as a focus.

Studies show that average American's will eat nearly 25 pounds of candy per year. Again, TWENTY-FIVE POUNDS of candy per year. If you add that all together, American's eat around 7 billion pounds of candy every year.

Even though Halloween has been a part of life for thousands of years, the phrase Trick-or-Treat has only been a regular saying since the early 1950's. Prior to the 50's, homemade cookies, cakes, fruit, nuts, coins and toys were handed out. When candy companies began to promote their candy for trick-or-treat at Halloween, the teeth started to suffer and trips to the dentist increased.

It's not hard to believe that over the years 35% of people have suffered from Halloween candy related dental issues. On average, because of candy, people have had to spend $528.28 on their teeth.

Just like with anything, eating candy in moderation is a good idea. Especially if you're not looking to have to spend extra money for dental care. Not all candy is created equally, either.

There are some candies that may not be as bad on your teeth. Not saying these are great for your dental health, but you're less likely to need emergency dental work with candies that aren't extra crunchy, hard or sticky.

  • Peanut Butter Cups
  • Hershey Bars
  • Milky Way
  • Mounds
  • 3 Musketeers
  • M&M's

There are some candies that are some of the favorites, but are more likely to cause dental issues.

You should avoid eating, or passing out, these 10 candies if you want to avoid the worst dental issues.

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