It’s hard to not be tempted this time of the year, when the grocery aisles are lined with the most decadent looking sweets. That mix of nostalgia and dopamine hits a little hard.

But, as we know, these sweets come with consequences: sugar, carbs, and, well, other ingredients we aren’t entirely sure are good for us. However, for now, we’ll focus on the ones we DO know aren’t good for us.

While you may not want to be known as the house that gives away “lame” candy on Halloween night, you can at least push for slightly better and healthier alternatives for your family. And, who knows, maybe the other parents will actually appreciate that you’re looking out for everyone in your community!

Here are some fun edible options for a healthier Halloween:

  • Boxes of raisins
  • Sugar-free juice boxes
  • Small bags of nuts
  • Sugar-free gum
  • Snack-sized pretzels
  • Pumpkin or sunflower seed packs
  • Mini granola bars

And who says that you can’t pass out something other than snacks? Try these fun gifts for trick-or-treating!

  • Stickers
  • Party favor toys
  • Mini flashlights (great to use during trick-or-treating, too!)
  • School supplies, like erasers or pencils
  • Floss picks
  • Toothbrushes
  • Bracelet glowsticks

A lot of these items you can find for pretty cheap in bulk at places like Party City or Amazon!

It’s time to plan to clean your family’s teeth after all that trick-or-treating. Come in for your regular checkup and cleaning after the Halloween season and take advantage of your insurance’s dental benefits before they expire at the end of the year.

Call our Long Beach dental office at 562-434-6414 or send in an appointment request here.