3 Ways to Have a Happy and Healthy Halloween

3 Ways to Have a Happy and Healthy Halloween

3 Ways to Have a Happy and Healthy Halloween

3 Ways to Have a Happy and Healthy Halloween

3 Ways to Have a Happy and Healthy Halloween

October 31 is always a blast — not just for kids but for the whole family. Dressing up in costumes, eating candy, spending time with friends, and loved ones — what's not to like? This Halloween, ensure you and your family stay safe and healthy and avoid creating unnecessary dental problems by following the tips below.
 

Save That Extra Candy for Later

Trick-or-treating is an essential Halloween tradition, and for good reason! It is a whole lot of fun, and you never know what kind of candy you're going to get. There is something for every type of kid (and adult): chocolate, salty treats, sour candies — you name it! 

Indulging a little in sweet treats is essential to the Halloween season, but avoiding too much candy can save you and your family trouble in the long run. A great way to do this is to set a limit on how much candy can be consumed on Halloween night. At a certain point, it is best to keep having fun but without consuming too much more sugar. Instead, save that extra candy for later in the year. Better yet, try sharing some of it with other friends and family so as to avoid over-indulging in the long run.
 

Enjoy Wholesome Halloween Treats

While candy is a big part of Halloween, there are plenty of other great seasonal foods to enjoy, many of which are better on your children's teeth. Consider some of the following:

  • Apples and honey, or even an occasional candied apple, can be a good alternative to traditional candies

  • Roasted pumpkin seeds, either salted or sprinkled with sweet or savory spices, are a delicious autumn treat

  • Savory fall-themed meals, like roasted squash, can also be a great way to celebrate the season
     

 

Do not Forget to Brush Your Teeth

In the excitement of Halloween night, it is vital to remind your children to brush, floss, and rinse before bed! Staying consistent with brushing routines — especially around holidays — is essential for your children's oral health. On Halloween this is especially true, particularly after enjoying a few extra sweet treats, to ensure they do not lead to any negative long-term effects.
 

Ensure Strong Oral Health Year-Round

Pediatric Dental Group has been serving the state of Hawaii for over 50 years. Contact Pediatric Dental Group today to ensure that your children's oral health is up-to-date and that their dental care is as good as it ought to be.

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