Have you ever wondered what dentists give out on Halloween?
More than 76% give out some type of candy on All Hallows’ Eve, according to a 2017 American Dental Association survey of more than 200 members. About 4% do not hand out anything, while 15% hand out toothbrushes with their candy treats.
Of those who hand out candy, 13% choose chocolate, while 43% hand out other varieties like hard candy, jellybeans or lollipops.
Whether you’re a dentist or not, keeping oral health in mind at Halloween is crucial. Time is of the essence when it comes to teeth and sugar, so not all candy is equally scary:
To help keep maintain oral health during Halloween and beyond, remember the following tips:
Last updated October 12, 2021
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