SUBJECT LINE: 5 Braces-Friendly Treats Kids Love.
BODY: Happy October!
For those of you who don’t know, I’m basically a giant candy addicted child. I know, I know, I’m a dentist, that’s crazy! But seriously, I LOVE CANDY, especially chocolate. So naturally, October is one of my favorite months with Halloween creeping up on us.
Unfortunately, for some of my little patients, October is a total bummer because they can’t enjoy all the goodies everyone else gets to enjoy. No matter how good it tastes, some candies and treats are just terrible for their teeth. Some candy can even damage your child’s braces which is painful and costly to repair.
However, all is not lost! Your little monsters can still enjoy the festivities with their friends. Below are my recommended (and kid approved) sweet treats for kiddos with braces. Disclaimer: I have to say that I don’t recommend eating any candy year round. All the sugar is terrible for your teeth. But a few times a year it’s ok to indulge as long as it doesn’t damage your dental gear.)
4 Braces-Friendly Treats Kids Love
TREAT #1: Plain Chocolate Any plain chocolate or candy bar that melts in your mouth such as Hershey’s is definitely a safe option to enjoy this Halloween. Just stay far away from those that have crispy or gooey centers.
TREAT #2: Soft Candy Bars (without nuts) While anyone wearing braces should steer clear of eating any candy with caramel or nuts, such as Milky Way or Snickers, that doesn’t mean you can’t eat candy bars. 3 Musketeers and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups aren’t going to cause damage to your braces.
TREAT #3: Suckers (without chewy centers) Suckers or lollipops are a staple for halloween, and are usually ok for kids to have without damaging their gear, as long as they are sucking them and not biting / chewing them. Remember to keep away from the ones with gum or chewy centers and ALWAYS brush your teeth afterward. Zollipops are a tooth friendly option for kiddos.
TREAT #4: Soft Fruit If you really want to keep your kiddo away from all the candy and sugar, you can always opt for soft fresh fruits such as oranges, bananas, berries and peaches.
Our entire staff wants all of our patients to enjoy a fun and safe Halloween. Make sure to brush teeth after meals AND after eating all those yummy treats, to keep teeth and braces in great shape! Do you think your kiddo may need braces? We can help!
Give our office a call at 555-555-1234 to schedule an exam after they enjoy the holiday.