Halloween is just around the corner, but if you have kids then you might be super excited about this event. Choosing the costumes and thinking about the huge piles of candy they will be getting.
However, if your child or one of your kids wears braces then the thought of candy might be troubling you. You may be worried about what types of candy your little one can eat this Halloween. If this is the first time after your kid got braces, then Halloween candy might be something that you have no experience dealing with.
Your little one can eat candy this Halloween as well, but you will need to be careful in checking everything before you get confused. There are some things you can do beforehand to prepare your child for candy-eating. You will be glad to know that your child can still eat a variety of candies.
It is best to prepare your kid for Halloween, a few days before the event. By starting preparing him beforehand, he will be able to understand and learn what you have to say. They will be more careful while choosing the candies and will be able to pick the ones that they can eat and avoid those that they can’t.
Candy Kids Should Avoid
Children should avoid eating any candies that are crunchy, hard, sticky or chewy. Like, bubble gum, hard candy, caramel candies, licorice, gummy candies, and candies that have peanuts, and nuts, and lollipops.
Candy Kids Can Eat
Thankfully, there are a few candies that your kid with braces can eat this Halloween. Candies that you can allow your little one to eat are the ones that won’t hurt their braces like peanut butter cups, chocolate that melts in the mouth. Peppermint patties and soft candy bars also get the green light.
Why Do Dentists Disapprove Of Candy?
Orthodontic patients should know that hard, chewy, sticky candies can break the braces and this will increase the time period to wear braces. If the braces need to be replaced, there will be a time where there will be no braces, which will obstruct the process of straightening or aligning the teeth. So, the risk of eating crunchy, chewy, or hard candy is too high.
Tips For This HalloweenAllow your child to know that when they are trick-or-treating they should choose their candies accordingly when given a choice. If the candy being offered is something they can’t eat, they can either decline softly, or they can take it and later give it to a friend.
When your little one is done with trick-or-treating, check their items all by yourself. Ensure your child doesn’t eat anything until you are back home so that there won’t be any mistakes.