From the distinct scent of pumpkin spice variations burning in the crisp air and to the hay rides and mugs of warm apple cider, there’s something about the fall that transports all of us back to childhood. If you’re an adult and are reading this, those childhood memories of the Halloween season most probably included gobs of sugar-inundated candy bars that kept you up all night from the sheer sweet-induced rush. Today, parents are a lot more health-conscious when it comes to their kids, and this extends to Halloween, as well.
Here we’ll take a look at the effect sugar has on children’s teeth and how it contributes to tooth decay and cavities. And while some candy is fine in moderation, of course, we’d like to offer parents 10 ideas for candy alternatives when passing out treats this Halloween – you can still be considered the “cool house on the block” while keeping neighborhood children (as well as your own) healthier. [Read more…]