Saskatoon Dental Group is a locally owned, full-scale Saskatoon dental clinic offering general dentistry services. At Saskatoon Dental Group, we are dedicated to offering excellent care to our amazing patients who are like family to us. We are grateful to treat whole families in Saskatoon across multiple generations and have a multicultural team speaking multiple languages. With Halloween, right around the corner, we thought our latest Saskatoon dental tip should talk about Halloween and Dentistry. 

Halloween and Dentistry

Here are some things you may have known about Halloween candy: 

Sour candy has an acidity level similar to battery acid.

It’s true! Sour candy might be fun to eat, but it’s awful for your teeth. Water has a pH level of 7, and anything lower than a pH of 4 begins to eat away at your tooth enamel. Want to guess where most sour candies and dips fall on the scale? They range from around 3 to 1.6 pH. Battery acid has a pH of 1.

It was once believed that the only way to cure a toothache was to kiss a donkey.

 In Wetterau, Germany, it was once thought that if you had a toothache, you could cure it by kissing a donkey. We’re really glad that with the help of some scientific research, we now know that the answer to a toothache is a visit to your Saskatoon Dental Group dentist.

Cotton Candy was created by a dentist

William James Morrison, a dentist and inventor from Nashville, Tennessee, is widely credited with the invention of the first cotton candy machine – a device that cut out much of the manual labour previously associated with spun sugar. In 1897 he and his friend, confectioner John C. Wharton, worked together to produce a machine that melted sugar in a spinning central chamber and then used air to force the melted sugar through a wire screen into the surrounding metal bowl to produce the gauzy, spider-webby sweet that we now know so well as cotton candy.  The original name was Fairy Floss 

We hope that you and your family enjoy this Halloween, please be sure to brush your teeth and floss regularly.  

We encourage you to visit us once a year for a full checkup and examination. Oral health is closely tied to your overall health and wellness; we can often identify issues before they become problems.

We are always welcoming patients looking for a new dental family. If you would like to book a checkup or if you have any dental questions please do not hesitate to reach out to our team. We hope we fully explained why you shouldn’t skip your dental check-ups!

See you soon!

The Saskatoon Dental Group Team


Kids eating Cotton Canday