Pediatric Halloween Tips Palo Alto
Halloween doesn’t have to be filled with candy to be sweet! Palo Alto pediatric Dentist Dr. Michelle Haghpanah wants to help you treat your teeth to some spooky and nutritious Halloween fun this year!
Have you ever bobbed for apples? Kids will have a blast with this classic fall game, and the apples they win at the end are a nutritious and filling fall snack! Plus, the vitamins and minerals from apples are great for teeth and naturally sweet! It’s a win for everyone!
Kids will benefit from spook-tastic snacks like tangerine jack-o-lanterns, boo-riffic bananas decorated like ghosts, or creepy-crawly olives cut to look like spiders! You could even make vampire mouths out of apple slices – an afternoon snack kids will love!
When you do allow kids to indulge in sugary and not-so-nutritious Halloween treats, remember that most things are okay all in moderation. Follow every sugary snack day with at least 2 minutes of brushing with fluoride toothpaste before bed, and remind kids that oral hygiene shouldn’t hide away, even in the face of October ghouls and goblins at the end of a Halloween night!
To learn more about tips for making your child’s Halloween everything fun without a haunting dental nightmare, call your Palo Alto pediatric dentist Dr. Michelle Haghpanah at (650) 322-9837 today!