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What Sweet Treats to Eat & Not Eat this Halloween

It’s officially the month of October which means Halloween is just around the corner! However, if you or your kids wear braces, then it might not be the best time for you because of all the candy stores are selling or kids are receiving. Due to the COVID Pandemic this year, you won’t have to worry about your kids going to Halloween parties and collecting candy but just make sure that you’re also not purchasing too much for your own home. It is extremely important that if your kids wear braces or any other orthodontic appliances, that they are careful about what types of candy they put in their mouths. There are many sweet treats that should be avoided because they could damage the braces so continue reading this post to find out what sweet treats to eat and not eat this Halloween.

Candy to Avoid

  • any candy consisting of caramel
  • taffy
  • popcorn
  • any candy consisting of hard nuts
  • hard pretzels

Edible Sweet Treats

  • Cupcakes
  • Soft Cookies (no cookies with nuts)
  • Ice CreamMilkshakes
  • Candy Corn
  • Smarties
  • Jello
  • Kit Kat
  • Peanut Butter Cups
  • Root Beer Floats

It’s important to remember that regardless of whether you or your kids wear braces, it’s important to take extra care of your teeth especially during Halloween month. Make sure that you and your kids are brushing and flossing and of course, drinking lots of water. The cleaner you keep teeth the healthier your teeth will be. This Halloween make it a goal for you and your family to stay cavity-free! Happy Halloween everyone!