Six Tricks for Avoiding scary Halloween Treats

  1. Be selective with what you let your kids have. Some candies can cause damage to your teeth so try to avoid those at all costs. Some examples are caramels or hard candies, anything chewy or acidic. Try to stick with chocolates as they are soft, easy to eat and won’t stick on your teeth.
  2. Teach your children to eat in moderation. This isn’t just for Halloween but considering the amount of candy children receive, this is a good one. Obviously candy should be eaten in moderation but even fruits and nuts or anything thats loaded with sugar should be included in this.
  3. Set up a candy bank or candy reward system. Sometimes even putting a piece or two in their lunch will satisfy the urge to finish the candy.
  4. Go trick-or-treating on a full stomach. It can help to limit the urge to devour that candy bag when you get home.
  5. Limit the time amount that sugar is in contact with your children’s teeth. Anything that is sticky or hard is usually a no go. Sticky things stick in teeth and harder things, like lollipops, are full of sugar. Make sure your child drinks lots of water after eating any sugary candy.
  6. Make sure your child is using fluoride. Fluoride is in most water but it is in toothpastes and mouth washes too. Fluoride helps to reduce the damage caused by tooth decay, so it is a must especially during the Halloween season.