As the Halloween season rolls around there is more to be scared of than ghosts. The really frightening thing is the candy bowl. We all know how hard it is to keep from packing on the pounds during the holidays, but your teeth also need to fear the season. Dipping into the candy bowl keeps your teeth bathed in sugar, increasing the risk of decay. Sticky candies like Starburst or Gummy bears leave a residue in the grooves of the biting surface that further contribute to decay. Finally, nuts and crunchy fillings can potentially damage dental work like fillings or crowns. These dangers should be enough to deter you from taking that second or third trip to the candy bowl.