Its that time of the year again, treats and sweets everywhere. If you’re not eating sugar around Halloween, then the chances are you’re giving them out. If that’s the case, then you should be aware of what sweets to distribute. You can be the difference between a cavity or a healthy set of molars. Some treats are harder to wash or brush out than others and can have a lasting effect on dental health if not properly managed.
Here is a list of candy and treats that won’t completely kill your smile:
Chocolate is a fan favorite. You are guaranteed to attract swarms of people giving out chocolate on Halloween night. Not to mention its easy to rinse out of your mouth and doesn’t get stuck in between your teeth as easily.
Mints are relatively low in sugar and menthol proves to be extremely healthy for the teeth gums and breath. If you have a heart, you will make sure to include mints in your candy arsenal.
Gum is okay and all, but who needs gum when you can have SUGAR FREE gum. Children can enjoy the flavor benefits for long periods of time while sparring their gums from the harshness of the sugar.
Kids are going to be walking up and down the block virtually the entire night. Eating tons of candy while dehydrated probably isn’t a good idea. Adding a mini water bottle to a handful of chocolate will prove to be beneficial in the long run, and I’m sure they’ll thank you for it.
Now we have to focus on the word ‘chewy’ for this to be effective. Some granola bars are hard and can cause tooth damage or jaw irritation. Substituting a candy bar with a chewy granola bar is a healthy and tasty option. You might get some smirks for it at first, but it’s sure to make a tasty snack the day after.
Be sure to think about this night of frights by adding these treats to your pumpkin basket!