Halloween is always a fun time of the year, but it’s especially fun when you live in a historic town like Charleston. While much of this holiday revolves around treats and candy, there is much more fun to be had that won’t harm your teeth. From fall classics to spooky favorites, we’re sharing our top teeth-friendly Halloween activities. This isn’t to say you need to avoid candy this Halloween completely, but spending time enjoying more than just treats will help create lasting memories while protecting the longevity of your teeth. If you do decide to indulge in some Halloween candy, check out last year’s blog, How to Keep Your Teeth Healthy This Halloween, to make sure you’re minimizing decay as much as possible. Before digging into your treats, give some of these activities a try:
While not necessarily Halloween-specific, apple picking is a staple during the fall season. Heading out to the nearest orchard allows the whole family to get together and to get active. Not only is apple picking a fun and festive way to enjoy the season, but apples are also a healthy snack that can help scrape excess plaque from your teeth throughout the day. You can make apple picking a teeth-friendly Halloween activity by making a fun treat out of the apples you bring home, like these monster apple bites.
Go on a Ghost Tour
Not everyone can say they have the chance to go on a ghost tour in their city, but when you live in the Charleston area, you have more than just one tour to choose from! Whether you take a tour of the multiple downtown cemeteries or visit the old Charleston jail, this unique attraction is a spooky way to get in the Halloween spirit.
Get your home looking ready for Halloween by carving or painting a pumpkin. No matter if you visit a pumpkin patch or just stop by the grocery store, this arts and crafts activity provides fun for the whole family. Save the seeds from inside your pumpkin for roasting to create a teeth-friendly Halloween treat that can replace some of the snacking on candy.
Watch a Movie
Whether you’re a fan of scary movies or just prefer some of the Halloween classics, October is a perfect time to get together as a family and watch some movies. Instead of popcorn, try whole-grain pita chips and hummus for a salty snack that isn’t just healthier for your teeth but healthier for your whole body.
Make a Halloween Costume
Taking time to craft a costume instead of buying one at the store can make for a more fun and unique experience. Putting effort and hours into a costume also helps build excitement and anticipation for Halloween, making the most out of this one day.
Pass Out Teeth-Friendly Halloween Treats
If you decide to skip trick-or-treating or just enjoy passing out treats at home, you can contribute to other tricker or treater’s teeth-friendly Halloween by passing out treats aside from candy. Halloween-themed toys, water bottles, or cheese and cracker snack packs are not only healthier options for teeth, but they may actually stand out among the typical candy treat, making your house a favorite on the block!
Contact Ashley Dental Associates
Whether you’re looking for ways to improve your dental care or you are just getting started, our team at Ashley Dental Associates in North Charleston is here for you. We can help you establish and maintain good dental habits at any point in the year! No matter why you decide to schedule an appointment, we offer years of experience and are equipped with the knowledge, skill, and latest technology to provide the highest quality of dental care. Schedule an appointment at Ashley Dental Associates by calling us at (843) 767-2600.