Dentist-Approved Alternatives to Halloween Candy!

October 31 is just around the corner, now, meaning that you may soon have a swarm of trick-or-treaters ringing your doorbell expecting some kind of fanciful treat. Fortunately, you don’t have to jeopardize your young guests’ dental health in order to supply them with fun Halloween goodies! This year, be prepared with pediatric-dentist approved alternatives to traditional candy, items that are both smile-friendly and kid-approved. After all, treats don’t have to be filled with sugar that can lead to cavities and oral health threats. There are actually a variety of healthier, yet still fun, alternatives!

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If you want to provide some kind of food or drink, without resorting to sugary candies, opt for healthier alternatives like all-natural fruit snacks, single servings of crackers (look for those with all-natural ingredients, and no added sugar), or even small bottles of water (which can be great refreshment for those that have worked up a sweat going door-to-door in their costumes). Make them extra fun with printable holiday labels, or attach a small sheet of Halloween stickers!

Don’t Be Tricked Into Giving Goodies that Could Lead to Poor Oral Health

In fact, nothing says you have to go with edible treats, at all. If you are looking for a unique alternative to candy, why not opt for temporary tattoos in holiday themes, small boxes of crayons, bouncy balls, “slime,” and other small toys. They’ll be welcome additions to the Halloween bags and buckets, and much better for the teeth’s health, as well!

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