Bon Appetit shares some shocking Halloween tales from dentists.

Whether offering candy buy-backs, dressing up as the tooth fairy’s husband or handing out sticks of Xylitol gum, most dentists agree on one piece of Halloween advice: stay away from the hard stuff (hard candies or overly sticky candies that are notorious for fracturing teeth or pulling out fillings and crowns.)

In this month’s Bon Appetit, reporter Rachel Tepper Paley asked “five molar-minded souls” aka dentists from around the country, to weigh in on how they handle the Halloween, which she aptly describes as “a holiday devoted to society-sanctioned cavity worship”


Read her entertaining – and sometimes shocking- exposé:

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