Our Top 10 Tooth-Friendly Candy Alternates

glow-stick-693829_1920Halloween is a time for trick-or-treat and everything sweet. As dental professionals, are you conflicted with passing out candy? According to the American Dental Asscociation the bacteria in your mouth are probably more excited to eat Halloween candy than you are. When the bacteria eat the sugar and leftover food in your mouth, a weak acid is produced.That acid is what can contribute to cavities.

So what should you do instead? We compiled a list of our favorite smart alternatives to Halloween candy giveaways for the cavity conscious ghoul in you. Many items can be found at local dollar or craft stores in multi-packs for ALL of your trick-or-treaters.

1. Stickers
2. Crayons
3. Bubbles
4. Glow Sticks
5. Mini Activity Books
6. Temporary Tattoos
7. Sidewalk Chalk
8. Bouncy Balls
9. Mini-Novelty Toys
10. Toothbrush & Floss (after all, they are going to get candy anyway!)