- SORT THROUGH THE CANDY. Remove any candy that you or your kids really don't like. Keep only your favorites. Avoid sour gummy candies. Not only are these types sugary and sticky, but the sour flavoring is very acidic, a deadly dental combo.
- VANISHING ACT. Many kids love to keep their Halloween candy and goodies in their bedroom. Grazing on candy all day and before bedtime is a cavity waiting to happen. Keeping the "prized stash" out of sight can help limit the amount everyone eats.
- SPREAD IT OUT. Take Halloween candy and put it in smaller bags giving it to kids over time. This can help make it easier to limit the amount of candy everyone has at any one time.
- NO HALLOWEEN CANDY IN SCHOOL LUNCH BOXES. Kids usually get enough sugar at school with fruit juices and sports drinks. Considering that the next brushing cycle will not occur until bedtime, sugar will be sitting on teeth for at least eight hours! This can be scarier than Halloween!