Does the idea of a healthy Halloween sound like an oxymoron to you?

Kids are starting to make plans for their costumes and trick or treat plans and parents are stocking up on
the yummiest goodies to pass out. As you think ahead, your friendly dentist wants to remind you of a
few, important tips to keep Halloween as “healthy” as possible.

  1. Try to limit the amount of sweets your kid consumes from their bucket (for example, one after lunch
    and one after dinner).
  2. Stay away from the candies that take a long time to eat (suckers, chewy caramels, taffy, etc.) The
    longer it takes to eat, the more dangerous it is for the teeth.
  3. Consider donating at least some of the candy to an organization that sends it to troops overseas or
    children’s organizations.
  4. Opt for a non-sugary treat to pass out. Pencils, stickers, bracelets, glow sticks and fruit bars are good
  5. Drink lots of water—even more water than normal when consuming a higher level of sugar; it rinses
    out the leftovers that want to stick to your teeth.

Enjoy the exciting Halloween season with your family…just make sure your candy choices don’t come
back to haunt you in the future.