When choosing between these two sugary, sticky desserts, there are a few clear differences in how they affect your teeth. First, you have to take into consideration how sticky the treat is. The more time the sugar spends on your teeth, the higher the chance of tooth decay. Caramel is much stickier than fudge and stays in your mouth for longer. Caramel has a consistency that gets stuck in your teeth easily and stays there.
Fudge is a different story. While eating anything sugary isn’t good for your teeth, fudge still has some benefits over caramel. First, it dissolves fairly quickly, leaving less time to damage your teeth. It melts before it has a good chance to really stick to your teeth. In light of this, chocolate is generally better for your teeth than sticky caramel candies, since the chocolate melts faster.
When you are choosing foods for your teeth, just remember that moderation is key.