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Halloween is on the horizon and so is the accompanying celebratory festivities. Our Gilbert Omido DDS, P.A. team in Wichita, Kansas is happy to support our patients’ commitment to their oral care for themselves and their loved ones even during the holidays. Mindfully striving for balance while taking care of precious teeth and gums will help preserve those hard-earned healthy smiles for you and your loved ones.

Creating Healthy Halloween Treats

— Keep candy bowls filled to the brim with fresh fruit. Crisp fall apples in all of their variety, and clementines or tangerines are easy to grab and snack on.

— Treat your family to healthy, snack-sized bags of pretzels, popcorn, dried fruit, nuts, pumpkin seeds, and trail mix. These are also healthy choices whether you keep bowls of these in your home for your family or at your office for yourself.

— Kids love fun treats, you can decorate small oranges, tangerines or clementines like jack-o-lanterns with non-toxic ink to display in your bowls at home. These can also be handed out on Halloween instead of candy, and your neighbors (of all ages) will love you.

— Help your kids celebrate with non-sugary treats. Reward them throughout the month with festive treats such as pencils, erasers, stickers, temporary tattoos, glow sticks, play-doh, sticky spooky eyeballs and wiggly spider rings. Treats don’t have to be sweet!

Just by making a few alterations to your annual Halloween festivities, your family’s smile health can be preserved throughout the season. We recommend helping them take extra care of teeth and gums with daily brushing and flossing and make sure to keep those end of year dental cleanings.

Dr. Gilbert Omido and our dedicated team in Wichita, Kansas, are excited to help you with all of your oral care needs. You can reach us by calling 316-683-0440 today. We wish you and yours a spooktacular Halloween!