Let’s face it, Trick or Treat is great fun for the kids, but not always great for their overall health. But with a little moderation and some healthy choices before you send your ghosts and goblins out for the biggest candy night of the year, you can have some control over the amount of sugar they are taking in. Keep reading to get some tips from our Troy dentists

  1. Eat a healthy, well-balanced meal before sending your ghosts and goblins out for the night. This will ensure a full belly before heading out, so they are not hungry and devour a lot of candy when you return.
  2. Carry a water bottle with you. This ensures that your child is drinking lots of water and staying hydrated while they are running from house to house. Water also has a wonderful ability to help little bellies feel full, thus they are not as inclined to eat as much candy when you get home.
  3. Make up a game with their candy. Use the candy as a reward, so that you control how much and how often they are eating it. A sweet treat every now and then is not always a bad thing, when done in moderation.
  4. Take advantage of our Candy Buyback Program. This lets your child contribute to soldiers overseas. They can feel like it is their decision to do something great (and you won’t have to worry about the never ending stash of candy lying around until Easter)!

We would love to hear about the creative ways that you have limited the amount of Halloween candy that your kiddos consume!

Excellence in Dentistry presents our 2nd Annual Halloween Candy Buy Back Event!

Bring unopened candy in Monday, October 28 through Saturday, November 8, 2013 and we will give you $1 per pound (up to 5 pounds per person, limited to 500 pounds total)! We will also enter your name into a drawing to win an iPad! All of the candy collected will be shipped to our troops overseas.

From the staff at Excellence in Dentistry we hope that you have a safe and Happy Halloween! Feel free to give our Troy dentists a call if you have any additional questions about maintaining a stunning smile!

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