Send Them Home This Halloween With Healthy Smiles

Send Them Home This Halloween With Healthy SmilesWill you soon be opening your door to the dozens of trick-or-treaters that are likely to come knocking on your door this Halloween looking for loot? While most people do think of candy, when it comes time to celebrate Halloween, candy is only one of the many treats that can help put a smile on a kid’s face on October 31st. In fact, there are actually a lot of healthier alternatives to candy that can both cause a smile, and help protect it as well. So this year, if you want to choose a healthier option than sugar-filled, and potentially cavity-causing candy, why not consider the many fun alternatives to traditional sweet treats.

What Can You Give Kids Instead of Candy?

While few kids would be excited to receive a toothbrush as their Halloween treat, that doesn’t mean that you can’t provide them with gifts that are safer for their smiles than the chocolates, bubble gum, and the other candies you might have traditionally handed out.

This year, consider:

  • Halloween-themed toys or even craft materials, such as plastic spider rings, glow-in-the-dark ghost figurines or jewelry, or even jack-o-lantern stickers are popular this time of year with kids of all ages. Temporary tattoos in creepy, but not-too-spooky themes are also big hits with most kids!
  • You could also opt for small toys or games, the kind easily procured at a dollar store or in the discount aisle at your favorite grocery store.
  • You don’t have to spend a fortune to give kids something that won’t be potentially detrimental to their dental health.

Call Our Dental Office in Norridge, IL, Today!

At our office, we believe that every patient deserves our complete and undivided attention every time they visit us. To us, customized dental care is about more than the treatment you receive, it also includes the time we take to get to know you personally. Your smile is unique, as are your dental health concerns, and we’ll strive to create a long-term dental care plan that’s tailored to your needs and goals. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Elizabeth Mischenko, call our dental office in Norridge, IL, today at 708-453-5320. We have flexible office hours, including evenings, and we always have someone available to answer the phone!

A healthy smile can mean improved overall health as well. We understand how your oral health connects to the rest of you, and strive to offer a variety of dental treatments. Working with our team, Dr. Mischenko can help you enjoy a more beautiful and healthy smile. Whether you need preventive, cosmetic, or restorative dentistry, we can offer a conservative and personalized approach to dental care.