October 2014 / MONTHLY ARCHIVES

Halloween Candy

Will Halloween Candy Be a Trick or a Treat?

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There’s no doubt about it. Kids love Halloween. The costumes, the trick-or-treating, the candy. Oh, my, the candy! What would this time of year be without bags and bags of the best kind of treats out there? Halloween is big business. Americans will spend more than $2 billion on candy this year and kids who trick-or-treat will receive, on average, 50 to 100+ sugary treats to snack on. As parents, what can we do to help our children enjoy this fun time while keeping their teeth safe and healthy? The good news is that this can be a great opportunity for you to instill good oral health practices for your children. It takes minimal effort and will keep you and your child happy ant their next dental visit. Let’s take a look at some of the best and worst candies...