Instead of Halloween candy, buy these!

At Artistic Touch Dentistry, we’d love to provide you with alternatives to cavity-building treats that exacerbate dental problems in children. How about considering a different type of holiday treat? And these don’t even require craft supplies or hours on Pinterest!

Before you stock up on candy for trick-or-treaters, consider:

  • stickers: kids love stickers and your treats will stand out from the crowd.
  • bubbles: bubbles give the kids something to do rather than something to eat.
  • sugar-free gum: this allows the kids to indulge without compromising their oral health.
  • dollar bills: something to spend is always nice!
  • silly putty: an old-time treat that kids can play with for hours!
  • silly string: a great way to stock their pile for more “tricks” than treats

A little candy won’t harm children, especially if they brush 20 minutes after indulging. But non-food items are also a hit for kids who are inundated with treats this season.

So before you buy your stash of Halloween candy, consider non-food items as treats this year. You could be surprised how much kids appreciate something different!