Halloween Doesn’t Have to Be Tricky for Teeth

Halloween CandyAs your little goblins and ghouls get ready for another year of trick-or-treating, you can make a few preparations to ensure your kids have a healthy Halloween.

  • Not part of the 58 percent of parents who limit when their children can eat Halloween candy?1 You might want to set some simple rules. Plan to allot just a few pieces of candy at a time, preferably with meals. The fewer times a day teeth are exposed to sugar, the better.
  • If you don’t hand out candy, you won’t have candy bowl leftovers to raid! Consider sharing something other than sugary treats for Halloween. Popular ideas include money, toys, pencils, stickers, or savory snacks like popcorn.
  • Kids are less likely to gorge on candy when their bellies are full. To prevent them from snacking as they go door to door, make sure they have a good dinner first.
  • Check with your child’s dentist beforehand to see if he or she offers a candy buy-back program. Many dentists will purchase treats from kids after Halloween – a pretty sweet deal!

Make sure your household has a healthy Halloween by visiting ToothFairyTrickyTreats.com for more tips and tricks.

1Delta Dental Children’s Oral Health Survey


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