Fall can be a great time of year, with the leaves changing color, cooler weather, and Halloween approaching! While Halloween is a lot of fun for kids, our team at Georgia School of Orthodontics wants to remind you that it can also be risky, especially if you have kids with braces. Take a look at the following tips from the American Association of Orthodontics (AAO) on how to keep your kids and their teeth safe this Halloween season.
Important Safety Tips
A favorite Halloween activity for kids everywhere is Trick-or-treating. While it is a fun holiday tradition, it comes with some possible risks. To keep your kids safe while trick-or-treating, try following these simple guidelines:
Following these guidelines can help you keep your kids safe on Halloween.
Halloween Treats to Avoid if Your Child Has Braces
If your kids have braces, you’ll want them to avoid certain treats while they are in braces. Many sweet treats can cause damage to braces, so it’s important to avoid them. Here is a list of treats to stay away from:
Some of these treats may seem harmless, but all of them have the potential to bend or break your child’s braces. So it’s best to avoid eating them altogether.
Braces-Friendly Halloween Treats
If your children have braces, we realize that it is not possible to expect them not to eat some treats on Halloween. Here are a few braces-friendly suggestions that may not damage appliances:
These are just a few braces-friendly alternatives to help your kids enjoy the holiday without having to visit their doctor to repair damaged braces.