November 1st is National Brush Day!
The ADA, The American Dental Association, asked dentists if they pass out tricks or treats for Halloween and 76% of the dentists who participated indicated that they do hand out candy for Halloween! Some pair this with a toothbrush and reminder to brush, but not all!
If you are looking to pass out more teeth-friendly alternatives, check out some of these options:
Glow Sticks! Who doesn’t love glow sticks!
Trick-or-Treating Beverages! Pass out some decorated water bottles! A great thing for the trekking trick-or-treaters to have!
Pumpkin Oranges! Decorate oranges with fun pumpkin faces! Be sure to use non-toxic markers.
Sugarfree Chewing Gum! Make sure it is okay for the kiddo, but sugar-free gum is a great addition to the Halloween bucket! Research shows that chewing sugarfree gum after eating (meals or candy), helps prevent cavities by stimulating saliva production!
Tricky Trinkets! Spooky fun could include spider rings, vampire teeth, witch fingers, and whatnot! Fake mustaches or funky glasses too!
Crafty things! Stickers, stamps, pencils, etc all make for great fun treats for your little visitors!
Bubbles! Playdoh! Notepads! Mini-Flashlights (perhaps to make a few future dentists!)!