Staying Cavity-Neutral for Halloween

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Disclosure: Hello Products has provided me with product to facilitate this post, along with compensation for my time and effort in creating this content. As always, all opinions are my own.

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Since I had kids, Halloween has become one of my favorite holidays. The dressing up, the pretending to be whoever you want for a day, the candy — all of it makes it special for my family. I even make my kids’ costumes most years, though I’ve been too busy to make anything yet this year. And though I love (like, LOVE love) the candy and my kids have inherited my sweet tooth, I am not a fan of the possibility of cavities after the big day.

My husband and I not the type of parents who are super sticklers about which types of candy our kids can eat. Thankfully, there are no food allergies in our family, so aside from making sure none of the packaging is open or otherwise disturbed and making sure they don’t eat too much at one time, we’re OK with them indulging after trick or treating.

But after they indulge, we’ll have hello products toothpaste on hand to make sure they don’t wind up cavities. We’ve gotten better about making sure they “rush to brush” after they have some candy so the sugar isn’t sitting on their teeth for hours or worse — all night long, if they fall asleep.

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Hello toothpaste comes in some great kid-friendly flavors, like bubble gum, blue raspberry and fluoride-free watermelon for the toddler, so it’s not hard to get them brushing when the time comes. And for the crunchy mama in me, they’re also vegan, cruelty-free and contain no artificial sweeteners, artificial flavors, dyes, preservatives, triclosan or microbeads. Basically, they’re the polar opposite of Halloween candy — exactly what we need.

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And this year, in addition to making my own kids brush after they eat, we’ll also be giving out mini tubes of hello bubble gum toothpaste to trick-or-treaters who come to our door. We can’t make them use it, but we can give them a little passive encouragement.

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So what about you? How do you protect your kids’ teeth for Halloween?

Do you go to OxfordDentalIdahoFalls.com and explicitly limit what types of candy they can eat? Do you only let them eat one or two pieces at a time? Share your tips in the comments below!

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