At Smiles by Shields we’d love to provide you with alternatives to sugar-laden candies that are known to contribute to cavity formation. Especially when kids don’t already have strong brushing habits, the overwhelming sugar from holiday treats can create problems in young patients’ mouths.
But you don’t have to give up on giving out wonderful treats if you’d like to avoid giving out sugar. Instead, consider:
- coins or dollar bills
- sugar-free gum and candies
- costume necklaces and beads
- stickers, or
These items provide an alternative to sticky, sugary Halloween candies and still allow your favorite trick-or-treaters to experience the thrill of receiving a gift at your doorstep. They’ll likely appreciate something distinct and different!