Dentist-Approved Healthy Alternatives to Halloween Candy!

Dentist-Approved Healthy Alternatives to Halloween Candy!

Trick-or-treating is one of the most anticipated events of Fall. If you’re like many parents, however, you think about those giant candy hauls with dread. Too much sugar for little teeth can make your next trip to the dentist scarier than a haunted house.


Instead of chocolate this year, try handing out these tasty, healthy treats:

1. Snack bags: pretzels, goldfish.
2. Granola bars
3. Water Bottles
4. Sugarless chewing gum with Xylitol
5. Applesauce
6. Trail mix
7. Nut and seeds (almonds, sunflower or pumpkin seeds)
8. Cheese


Little ghosts and monsters don’t have to have candy this year – there are many healthy treats that will keep smiles on their faces. Help keep your neighborhood kids healthy and cavity-free with alternatives to candy treats. Give us a call at Growing Smiles Pediatric Dentistry for a list of healthy low-sugar options for trick or treaters or if you’d like to learn more about cavity prevention.

Please consider taking part in our “Operation: Halloween Candy Buyback“. Children who bring candy will get treats from our treasure wall.

Happy Halloween!

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