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What Does Your Orthodontist Give to Halloween Trick-Or-Treaters?

– Friday, October 31, 2014 –

We can't speak for all orthodontists, but we can tell you what Dr. Jill is planning to pass out to all the cute costumed kiddos that come to her house this year (here's a hint: it's not candy)!  

While some candy is better for those with braces - soft and melty chocolates are okay - most of the candy that goes into your trick-or-treat bag is bad news.  Keep these four words in mind if you have braces on:  sticky, chewy, hard, crunchy.  If it meets one of those criteria, it's off limits!  To keep everybody safe this year, Dr. Jill will be handing out some awesome non-food treats including coloring books, crayons, toothbrushes, and play doh.     

 

braces-friendly halloween coloring books

braces friendly halloween crayons

braces friendly halloween toothbrushes

braces friendly halloween play doh

 

While you're out, look for teal pumpkins - they will be at homes that offer non-food treats as part of the Teal Pumpkin Project.  It's an awesome cause to help raise awareness about kids with food allergies.  These houses will have treats safe for those with allergies AND those with braces - how cool is that!  We have our pumpkin painted and ready to go!  Extra bonus - it is our favorite color!

teal pumpkin project

 

Have a fun, safe, allergy-free, braces-friendly Halloween!

by Dr. Jill K. Mioduski

Dr. Jill grew up in North Muskegon, Michigan, a small town just off Lake Michigan. She has known she wanted to be an orthodontist since fourth grade!

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