Candies, chips and gum – oh my! Although your little monster should enjoy the full Halloween experience, with each cute costume and fun event comes pail after pail of sweets. From cupcakes in class to a pile of candy after a night of trick-or-treating, just the sight of so much sugar is enough to give you a toothache.
Before you put the kibosh on all treats (or resign yourself to the day-long sugar high at the end of the month), you should know that not all candy is created equal. Items like candy teeth and gummies, which stay in contact with your child's mouth for more than a few seconds, should be some of the candy you toss in favor of treats that are less damaging. Here's how to enjoy a healthier holiday by sifting through your child's treat bag to separate the bad from the safe-in-moderation.