Halloween: Keep These (Non-Candy) Treats Around!

Your kids are likely already going cuckoo for candy, now that Halloween is making its annual arrival. While just about everyone loves to chow down on something sweet at the end of the month, not every mom and dad wants to offer kids a never-ending stream of sugar-filled goodies that encourage oral health concerns. So, how to maintain a festive atmosphere that keeps your kids smiling without loading up on confections? We’ve got some very helpful ideas!

Glow Sticks, Necklaces, Etc.

Think back to when you were a kid! There’s something about glow-in-the-dark sticks, necklaces, bracelets, and anything else that seems absolutely magical. Remember that you’ll love this even more, as well, because it helps illuminate your kids as they trick-or-treat, so they’re easier to spot when the sun goes down.


Another item that is absolutely fun for everyone and that cannot have a negative effect on one’s oral health? Stickers! Reach for some creepy Halloween-themed ones and your kids will have a blast sticking them to things as Halloween gets closer (Note: You might want to remind them not to stick them to the door, the tile floor, and the list goes on).

New Dental Hygiene Products!

Yep. Inject a little festive fun into the daily and nightly oral health routine with new products that celebrate Halloween. Black or orange toothbrush anyone? What fun!

Jack-o-Lantern Oranges!

Skip the bowlfuls of candy and find a safe black marker. Draw cute Jack-o-Lantern faces onto the outer skin of oranges or clementines, so kids can indulge in a much healthier sweet treat.

Make Halloween Smile Safe With Our Hints

We are happy to give you the suggestions you’re looking for that will keep your entire family’s smiles safe and sound! To learn more, schedule an appointment with your dentist by calling Allen & Neumann Family Dentistry in Pella, IA, today at (641) 628-1121.