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The holidays are here and it’s time to celebrate! Our Jacob Shrayman, DDS team in Verona, New Jersey wants to support our patients’ commitment to their oral care for themselves and their loved ones. But with all the celebrating, we want to encourage our patients to strive for balance by taking care of your teeth and gums. Here’s what you can do to help your family do both:

Creating Healthy Halloween Treats

— Keep those 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!

By making a just a few creative adjustments to your annual Halloween festivities, your family’s healthy smiles can be maintained throughout the season. After all, you work hard all year round to create those healthy smiles. Be sure to keep up with daily brushing and flossing and don’t skip end of year dental cleanings.

Dr. Jacob Shrayman and our dedicated team in Verona, New Jersey, are excited to help you with all of your oral health needs. You can reach us by calling 973-239-3555 today. We wish you and yours a spooktacular Holiday season!