FUN ALTERNATIVES TO CANDY – Canadian Dental Association

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If you are concerned about the amount of candy that your child will receive, try rationing it over a few weeks. Another alternative would be to let your child trade in Halloween candy for a video game, book, toy or trip to the movies. You can also have your child set aside half of the Halloween candy and donate it to an organization such as a women’s shelter or a local soup kitchen. By reducing the amount of candy your child eats and by teaching your child that moderation is important, you won’t have to worry about things like tooth decay and Halloween will still be fun. Here are healthy treat alternatives for parents to hand out on Halloween night to help trick-or-treaters avoid a mouthful of November cavities:

  1. Sugarless gum
  2. Sugarless candy
  3. String cheese

Parents can also give out fun toys and other gifts like Halloween stickers, Halloween pencils and erasers, temporary tattoos, vampire teeth, toothbrushes and floss, which will certainly help trick-or-treaters keep their smiles cavity free.

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Healthy Halloween Tips

Halloween Snacks, Halloween Candy, Kids Health Brampton Dentists, Dental Info,As Halloween fast approaches here are some healthy tips to keep cavities away and protect your child’s smile and health. The Canadian Dental Association (CDA) recommends taking these simple steps:
    * Limit the number of times a day your child eats sugary treats or snacks between meals. Serve snacks that will not harm your child’s teeth, such as vegetables, cheese, nuts or seeds.
    * It is best to eat sugary treats at the end of mealtime while there is still plenty of saliva in the mouth. Saliva helps to wash away the sugars and acids.
    * Drinking a glass of water after eating a sugary treat will also help wash away some of the sugars and acids.
    * Avoid soft, sticky treats that get stuck between teeth.
    * Always have your child brush and floss before going to bed.
For more information on healthy halloween tips be sure to visit CDA.
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