Healthy Halloween Snacks for Trick or Treating

Are you tired of the pounds and pounds of decay causing candy your child collects at Halloween every year? Are you looking to make a difference in the health of the children in your neighborhood? We’ve put together this list of healthier snacks and treasures that kids will love!

6 Healthy Halloween Snacks and Treasures

No need to hoard bags and bags of those gummy treats or suckers you have always stocked your candy bowl with. Instead, search for these kid approved snacks and toys:

  1. Milk or Dark Chocolate: If you MUST purchase candy, chocolate is one of the best options. Chocolate melts quickly as easily washes off teeth, giving bacteria no opportunity to cling to teeth.
  2. Sugar Straws: While comprised TOTALLY of powdery sugar, sugar straws are very easily dissolved giving bacteria little to no time to settle into the nooks and crannies of teeth.
  3. Sugar-free Gum: This is always a VERY popular choice for trick or treaters. Kids love to make bubble after bubble with sugar free gum. It also promotes saliva generation, which helps to remove food particles and bacteria from teeth.
  4. Temporary Tattoos and Stickers: What child doesn’t love a good sticker or tattoo? Your little ghosts and goblins will love choosing their favorite sticker or tattoo.
  5. Glowsticks: Children adore a good glow stick, and they also promote safety in the dark Halloween night.
  6. Dress-up Accessories: Children love to dress up and play pretend. Choose accessories that will last much longer than candy, giving hours of fun make believe.

Choose items from each category and let children pick one or two items, soon you’ll be the favorite house on the block. Just think, you can be the beginning of a trend among your friends and neighbors.

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Dental Check Up For Kids Before Halloween

Don’t let tooth decay, and the accompanying pain, spoil the fun and excitement of your child’s Halloween season. There are steps you can take to prevent dental issues during your holiday. Dental emergencies can ruin your holiday and cost you a small fortune. What can you do to protect your child’s teeth during the holidays?

At Reason 2 Smile Dental, we have created a fun, stress-free, comfortable environment where children can relax and feel safe during their visit.

Does My Child Need a Pre-Halloween Check Up?

Dental experts agree, preventing dental issues is much easier and less expensive than waiting until emergencies occur. We recommend a dental check up before the Halloween season is in full swing. At this appointment, Dr. Vernon can apply dental sealants as necessary and a fluoride treatment designed to prevent cavities.

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