Do Dentists Give Out Candy on Halloween?

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According to the American Dental Association, 76% of dentists give out some type of candy. Hopefully, they’re also passing out toothbrushes, or at least reminding you to brush after eating all that candy! But what are some good options to hand out that are tooth-friendly? Check out these 12 alternatives to give away this Halloween!

1. Sugar-Free Candy

The obvious one here. You want to give out candy, but don’t want to be giving out all that sugar? Well, sugar-free candy is a great option for you! They come in a few different types of candies and are available at most grocery stores!

2. Sugar-Free Gum

Most gums are sugar-free now anyways! You could hand out this sugar-free option and no one will “bat” an eye at it. This option has been shown to increase the flow of saliva, thereby reducing plaque acid, strengthening the teeth and reducing tooth decay.

3. Pumpkin Pool Noodles

These adorable pumpkin noodles are a great option for the younger kids! It’s a great craft that kids and parents will love! (Source Premeditated Leftovers)

4. Halloween Accessories

Halloween accessories like vampire teeth or spider rings are a great option that anyone can enjoy! No worrying about allergies or intolerances, just great fun!

5. Stickers

Stickers are another great sugar-free and allergy-free option to hand out this Halloween!

6. Honey

Nature Nate’s Raw and Unfiltered Honey packets are a great healthy option. It will also give the trick-or-treaters energy to last them all night long!

7. Bubbles

Bubbles are a fun and sugar-free option to give away this Halloween!

8. Mini Bottles of Water

Keep those trick-or-treaters hydrated throughout the night! These cute little bottles of water are an awesome alternative to candy!

9. Bouncy Balls

These Halloween bouncy balls are fun toys kids will bounce all night long!

10. Glow Stick Broomsticks

This fun craft will blow the trick-or-treaters out of the water! (source One Little Project)

11. Pretzels

Pretzels are a great sugar-free treat to give out to the kids this Halloween!

12. Popcorn

Popcorn is another sugar-free treat like pretzels that kids will love!


Choose wisely when giving out treats at your door this Halloween! There are plenty of sugar-free, tooth-healthy options out there to choose from!

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