Halloween: 5 Tips to a Fun Trick-or-Treat Adventure
Both parents and kids agree that Halloween without candy treats is not fun. So, how does one have a fun trick-or-treat adventure in the neighborhood and enjoy the treats without worrying about getting cavities? When parents in our pediatric dental office in Havertown express these concerns, we share the 5 tips below for setting up their trick-or-treat bowls:
- Shop for healthier treats. For good dental health, avoid candies that are sticky, chewy, or sour that stick to teeth for long periods of time. Choose sugar-free candy and chocolates that melt easily in the mouth.
- Mix in other non-candy snacks. Pretzels, popcorn, granola bars, baked chips, and crackers are healthier choices than candy.
- Add in fillers. These are non-edible fun stuff that kids enjoy such as glow necklaces, wristbands, slinky spiders, finger puppets, bouncy balls, tattoos, stickers that can be added to the mix to make it fun.
- Remind trick-or-treaters to brush and floss their teeth after eating candy. With more adults talking to kids about brushing and flossing, kids begin to understand the link between brushing and flossing, and eating.
- Have fun and enjoy the time spent outside being active with the kids. You may even discover neighbors you didn’t know before.
Children with food allergies, feeding tubes, and other conditions that prevent them from eating the edible treats can have just as much fun with this array of fun treats.
Using these 5 tips, parents set the stage for a fun and worry-free trick-or-treat adventure during Halloween.
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