Offering Alternative Treats for Halloween

For kids, Halloween means one thing-candy. Aside from the joy kids may get from these sugary treats, cavities will always be there for them as well. It may be best that kids get a treat of brush and floss in the loot they will be getting this Halloween.

So if you think your child is getting too much sweets, try to ration it out for them. Give them two pieces in their lunches or a few pieces of them after they get home from school. You can even have half of their candies donated to a home shelter.

Oral Hygiene for Kids

Teach your children the value of oral hygiene. This will not only help the maintain a healthy dental lifestyle not only for Halloween but throughout their lives. Here are four things you can do:

  • Brush two times a day with a toothpaste that has fluoride.
  • Use dental floss everyday.
  • Always eat food and snacks that are nutritious and healthy.
  • Have a regular check up with your dentist.

Candy Alternatives

If you fear your kids may get cavities from candies, give these ten candy alternatives instead.

  • Vampire teeth toys
  • Sugar free gum
  • Playdoh cans
  • Halloween stickers
  • Party sunglasses
  • Noisemakers
  • Halloween balls
  • Temporary tattoos
  • Bottles of bubbles
  • Halloween erasers

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