You might feel a little guilty this year because you’re thinking that offering food-free Halloween treats to trick-or-treaters sounds better than handing out tons of candy. Of course, even though this seems like a good plan, you certainly don’t want to be the house that is remembered as the food-free stop of disappointment! Good news: We think your decision is a fantastic one. Consider a few reasons why (Hint: They’re not only in relation to oral health!)
Reason #1: Food Allergies
Parents with children who experience food allergies will be extremely thankful if you choose to hand out food-free Halloween treats! Since it can be very difficult to select edible goodies that are free of all potential food allergens, offering non-food items makes this a special experience for kids who may be allergic to soy, wheat, milk, tree nuts, and more. Of course, it’s good for everyone’s oral health, too.
Reason #2: Tooth Decay
As you know, sugar is a major culprit when we’re talking about the development of tooth decay. So, when you don’t hand it out on Halloween, you help protect the oral health of the kiddos in your community!
Reason #3: Parents Will Thank You
For the majority of their trick-or-treating experiencing, kids are going to be gathering up candy. Parents will be relieved to find as they sort through their children’s Halloween bags that there are some other fun items in there that will not induce a sugar high (and crash). Since kids want to have fun, just remember that something like stickers, fake mustaches, and glow-in-the-dark jewelry is always a hit!
Consider Our Candy-Free Halloween Suggestions
Take our recommendations into consideration if you’re thinking about passing out food-free treats for this year’s Halloween! Schedule care with your Southlake, TX dentist today by calling Gregory Wright, DDS at (817) 481-7999. We gladly serve patients from Southlake, Grapevine, Keller, Trophy Club, Colleyville, and surrounding areas.