It's that time of the year again when kids begin to pick out their Halloween costumes and dream of collecting as much candy as they can while trick-or-treating. While our Huntsville, AL dentist and staff want all our patients to have fun this Halloween, we do want to remind everyone that eating too much candy is not good for your teeth. During this holiday season, there are all types of snack temptations that can be detrimental to your oral health.
During the Halloween season, the focus is usually on trick-or-treating and candy. However, with so many parties and other get-togethers planned at this time of the year, there is an abundance of other sweet indulgences that can cause dental problems. The good news is that there are many healthy treats to enjoy that make great alternatives to candy and other sugar-laden goodies. Our Huntsville general and cosmetic dentistry staff put together a few healthy and tasty Halloween snacks to have on hand that don't contain loads of processed sugar. Enjoy!
The dairy aisle at your grocery store is a great place to find some delicious and healthy Halloween treats that are easy on your teeth. Individual yogurt cups are full of flavor and contain calcium and Vitamin D. Cheese sticks are also better for your teeth than candy. Everyone will love digging into a delicious cheese plate with a few wedges of apple or baguette slices at your Halloween party.
Another sweet alternative to candy is fruit. Apple wedges, grapes, orange wedges and other fresh fruit can be enjoyed with a fresh yogurt dip to keep things flavorful and fun. Kids of all ages enjoy these all-natural snacks! Instead of offering kids sugary sodas, whip up some wholesome smoothies instead using yogurt, honey, orange juice and fresh or frozen berries.
Our Huntsville, AL dentist, Dr. Angela Wright Brown and her staff want all our patients to enjoy the fun-filled Halloween season! If you have any questions, or you would like to schedule an appointment with us, please contact us. Just keep in mind the effect too much candy can have on your teeth, and that moderation is key when eating sweets!