This time of year many children are waiting with great anticipation and excitement for Halloween. However, this year Halloween will be celebrated during a pandemic. Face It, this year Halloween will be different! Some Halloween traditions could be difficult and unsafe to observe and it may be tempting to overcompensate, sweetening the disenchantment by offering extra candy. Read Monstrous Disappointment and discover how experiencing disappointment can be beneficial for children.
This Halloween disappointment doesn’t have to be “treated” with sweets. Those sugary “treats” could end up playing “tricks” on children’s teeth.
Consider These Tooth Friendly Options:
- Mouth Healthy: Halloween Treats
- Colgate: Worst and Best Sweets for Kids at Halloween
- AAPD: Guide to a Tooth-Friendly Halloween
The Halloween season will soon be over but the goal to keep Mouth Healthy is never done! You can continue emphasizing the importance of a healthy mouth by celebrating National Brush Day on November 1st. This day is a friendly reminder to brush for two minutes, twice a day, every day. Have a happy, safe, tooth-healthy Halloween and National Brush Day!