We all know that Halloween is centered around giving and receiving candy. But we also know that sugary food is not good for teeth. This year we encourage everyone to take their part in preventative oral care by handing out candy alternatives. Your Salt Lake City Dentists have compiled a short list for your options.

Stickers. Spooky Halloween themed stickers can be fun and creative. They come in a variety of designs and are easy to hand out. Stickers are also typically cheaper than candy.

Toys. Plastic toys instead of candy are another great alternative and also cheap. By handing out toys, you are standing out from the crowd.

Sugar-free Gum. If you’re a little hesitant about straying too far from Halloween norms, gum is a great substitution. It can often be mistaken by children for a form of candy. Choose sugar-free gum to promote oral health.

Call us at (801) 582-5787 for more Halloween ideas and see how we’re celebrating this year. If you have more ideas on what other Halloween alternatives can be handed out, let us know in the comments below!