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.
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!