Are hard candies, like Jordan almonds, or sticky ones, such as salt water taffy, bad for your teeth?
Steven E. Roth, DMD
Dentist, WebMD Medical Expert
American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
Candy and taffy are bad for several reasons. The hardness and stickiness can break teeth, loosen fillings, and yank out crowns. The sugar content allows bacteria to proliferate and create cavities. And most importantly, candy creates an acidic environment in the saliva, which becomes a breeding ground for deep decay.