Make Halloween Month Yummy (And Safe)

You’re going to be hearing an awful lot about Halloween from your kids throughout all of October because, well, it’s not until the very last day of the month! Of course, they’re also counting down the days until they get to have people simply hand over candy to them just because they exist and look adorable! As a result, of course, they’re ready to get going now with the treats, the sweets, and the fun. Good news: We’ve got some helpful and healthy deterrents for you, so you can keep your kids smiling and feeling festive without feeling like you’re compromising your own values in regard to their oral health.

Get Creative With Edible Markers

Skip the sugar, so your children’s oral health is nice and safe. Instead, purchase a marker with edible ink, so you can write and draw on anything! For instance, write “Boo!” along a banana, draw a pumpkin face on an apple or orange. You get the idea!

Don’t Forget About Non-Food Fun

If you’re a parent who is all about celebrating holidays like Halloween, then you want to have surprises for your kiddos but you don’t necessarily love the idea of handing out candy and cookies on a consistent basis. Remind yourself that fun isn’t always all about what’s edible. Think about some fun ideas that will have absolutely no effect on your kids’ smiles but that will make sure everyone’s having a good time without obsessing over sugar!:

  • Carve pumpkins together (and remember, roasting up the seeds and eating them is a smile-friendly treat!)
  • Work on other crafting projects together, such as cutting out and hanging Halloween decorations around the house
  • Offer your kids glow-in-the-dark spiders, necklaces (these are especially helpful on dark trick-or-treating nights), and other party favors
  • Sneak in some dental hygiene related items, like Halloween-theme toothpaste

Consider Candy-Free Options For A Fun Halloween

Remember that with some simple tips, you can make Halloween just as festive, fun, and delicious as you want without putting your kids’ smiles at risk! Schedule a visit with your Dallas, TX children’s dentist, Dr. Marr at Pediatric Dental Care at Casa Linda by calling 214-321-4880. We proudly welcome patients from Dallas, TX, and all surrounding communities, including Casa Linda, Lakewood, Lake Highlands, Forest Hills, East Dallas, Mesquite, Garland, Richardson, and more.

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