Tips for excess candy
Afraid you’ll be dealing with an excess of Halloween treats well after the costumes are packed away? Post trick or treating, have your kids choose a few of their favourites before getting the rest out of sight!
- Donate it
- Save it for holiday time decorating! You might like to use it to decorate a gingerbread house for Christmas, include it in a birthday pinata or give it out with Valentine’s Day cards
- Candy currency: “Buy back” candy from your child with money or tokens they can trade in for a fun activity
Time your treats
Managing your children’s treasure trove of candy once you return from trick or treating is important! It probably seems like witchful thinking however, it’s a great idea to combine sweet treat with mealtime instead of snacking or grazing throughout the day! During mealtime, little mouths produce plenty of saliva which helps cancel out acids in the mouth!
Drinking water is so good it's scary
As your little monsters will already be indulging in enough sweet treats, beware of sugary beverages such as juice and soft drink! H2O is the best option to sip on while eating something sugary as help’s wash away residual food and sugars from your little one’s teeth lowering the risk.
For the stay-at-home crew
Why not avoid giving out candy all together? These fang-tastic, non-candy Halloween treats are just as fun as sweets and are guaranteed to last long after the costumes come off while keeping your teeth out of harm’s way!
- Glow sticks
- Temporary tattoos
- Bouncy balls
Have no fear, now that you have these tips under your belt, you’ll be sure to have a fab-boo-lous Halloween! To ensure you don’t spook your dentist, ensure you keep up with your oral health routine at home and consider booking an appointment with your local Maven Dental dentist today!