Alternatives To Try Instead Of Eating Candy This Halloween
This year seems to be flying by! It’s hard to believe that it is already October and Halloween is right around the corner. Do you have a sweet tooth? Maybe someone in your family does, or you dread Halloween because it’s too easy to overindulge. It is fine to have a sweet treat now and then, but eating candy and other sweets in excess can lead to serious complications with your oral health. Thankfully, there are so many other options available in place of consuming your Halloween candy. Here are some of our favorite ideas:
If you are serious about your loved ones not eating candy at all this Halloween, you can propose a candy trade-in. This is where everyone in your family would trade in their candy for an alternative surprise. It could be anything from a toy to a fun family outing that everyone can enjoy. There are plenty of fun ideas for this if you look on Pinterest or family-friendly blogs.
If you want to encourage eating sweets in moderation, a fun idea to try is a candy bank. All of the Halloween candy is stored in a special location, and children (or adults) will need to make “withdrawals” to get their candy back a little at a time. You can be as creative as you want with this idea. For example, you might require that certain chores be completed in exchange for permission to take candy out of the bank.
Donate Remaining Candy
There are many groups that ask for donations of Halloween candy. Some candy goes to our troops stationed around the world, and other candy is used in food banks and for people in need. You can also donate to hospitals, police stations, or fire houses.
Schedule Your Next Visit
If it has been a while since your last visit to our office, now is the perfect time to schedule a hygiene examination and cleaning for yourself and your family members. We can clean and check your teeth and recommend any necessary treatments. It is a great way to make sure your teeth are healthy for the upcoming holiday season.
We hope you will try one of the ideas mentioned above. If you are in Wellington, FL or the surrounding area and need to schedule an appointment or you have any questions about your oral health, be sure to contact our office. We hope you and your family have a very happy and safe Halloween!