Fall is in the air and the holidays are just around the corner. Starting off the festivities is Halloween, and our Southridge Dental Group team in Fontana, California want to help you keep your commitment to you and your family’s smile health! Just because you’re surrounded by candy and sugary goodies doesn’t mean you can’t have a healthy Halloween. Let’s look at some ways to get the most out of the holiday while protecting those pearly whites.

Instead of bowls of candy, you can treat your family with healthy, snack-sized bags of pretzels, popcorn, dried fruit, nuts, pumpkin seeds, trail mix, mini boxes of raisins, and lots of crisp, fresh apples in season. This works whether you keep bowls of these in your home or at your desk in the office. These are also great for giving out on Halloween night, along with small oranges or clementines decorated like jack-o-lanterns with non-toxic ink. Your neighbors (of all ages) will love you!

Speaking of Halloween, you can help your children celebrate with non-sugary treats as well. Stock up on festive treats such as themed toothbrushes, pencils, erasers, stickers, temporary tattoos, glow sticks, play-doh, sticky spooky eyeballs and spider rings! It is possible to enjoy the holiday season and still preserve those pearly whites. With just a small amount of effort with a creative twist, you and your family can have a spookily safe Halloween!

Don’t let the upcoming holidays throw your smile health off track. If you have any questions, or would like to schedule a checkup and cleaning, please call us today at 909-822-9090. Our Southridge Dental Group team in Fontana, California, along with Dr. Sanjay Merchant are ready to help you and your family have a healthy, Happy Halloween!