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With Halloween right around the corner, let’s take a look at some brace-friendly treats that our ghouls and goblins can enjoy… and those treats that will create a nightmare for your teeth. Plus, we’ve got some tricks to help keep your mouth healthy during this spooky season.

Try These Brace-Friendly Treats

  • SOFT treats like plain chocolates, peanut butter cups, and others that melt in your mouth.
  • Trade the candies for sweet beverages like hot chocolate, root beer floats or warm apple cider.

Avoid the Nightmare and Stay Away from These

  • Sticky, chewy or crunchy foods such as caramel, taffy, gummies and hard-shelled candies.
  • Hard treats such as candy apples, nuts, lollipops and popcorn balls.

Tricks for your Teeth

  • Sugary treats and drinks are okay in moderation, but can be scary for your teeth. Be sure to brush and floss after you enjoy your treats – especially around the brackets and the gumline.
  • Drink lots of water while enjoying your treats. It will help flush out the sugar and debris.
  • Consider having healthy treats on hand as a substitute for the off-limit ones. Goodies like smoothies, cut up fruit and frozen yogurt can fix the sweet-tooth without hurting your appliances.