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This Halloween, we want to remind our patients not to forget their (or their family’s) smile health. A healthy smile always begins with healthy teeth and gums. So this holiday season, our Houston Cosmetic & Family Dental Associates team in Spring, Texas wants to encourage our patients’ commitment to their oral care for themselves and their loved ones. The key is striving for balance and taking extra care of those pearly whites.

Healthy Halloween Treats

— One of the easiest ways to encourage healthy smiles is to keep those candy bowls filled to the brim instead with fresh fruit. Crisp fall apples in all of their variety, and clementines or tangerines are easy to grab and snack on.

— Treat your family to healthy, snack-sized bags of pretzels, popcorn, dried fruit, nuts, pumpkin seeds, trail mix, and mini boxes of raisins. These are good choices whether you keep bowls of these in your home for your family or at your office desk for you.

— Kids love fun treats, you can decorate small oranges, tangerines or clementines like jack-o-lanterns with non-toxic ink to fill your bowls at home. These can also be handed out on Halloween instead of candy, and your neighbors (of all ages) will love you.

— Help your kids celebrate with non-sugary treats. Reward them throughout the month with festive treats such as themed toothbrushes, pencils, erasers, stickers, temporary tattoos, glow sticks, play-doh, sticky spooky eyeballs and wiggly spider rings. Treats don’t have to be sweet.

With just a few healthy changes to your annual Halloween festivities, your family’s smile health can be ensured. Encourage them to pay extra attention to daily brushing and flossing, and please help them keep those end of year cleanings. Our Houston Cosmetic & Family Dental Associates team in Spring, Texas, along with Dr. Kenneth Kirk are excited to help you with all of your oral care needs. You can reach us by calling 281-826-0025 today.