10 Healthy Halloween Treats


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Toothbrush

Good dental health is the treat that keeps on giving.
Good dental health is the treat that keeps on giving.
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A child-sized toothbrush with soft bristles makes an uncommon but healthy Halloween treat, particularly for children faced with diabetes or other conditions that restrict their sugar intake. Some dentists have begun donating cases of festively decorated toothbrushes to primary schools to give out to students to encourage proper dental care.

Oral hygiene prevents gum disease -- even in children, who you may think are too young to worry about it. If you're feeling really generous, throw in some trial-sized spools of dental floss and tubes of toothpaste, too. Dentists recommend brushing and flossing after each meal, so finding a toothbrush and some floss in the Halloween loot at the end of the night may be the healthiest treat of all.

Did You Know? Gum disease increases the risk of stroke and heart disease.

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