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MouthHealthy offers Halloween treats, tips

October 17, 2016
Frankentooth’s Molar. Count Bicuspid. Pirate Toothy.

With Halloween around the corner, the ADA’s MouthHealthy.org and MouthHealthyKids.org are featuring more activities, games and advice to scare away those unwanted tricks that sugary treats can play on children’s dental health.

MouthHealthy Kids’ Halloween Headquarters includes downloadable activity sheets with puzzles and games, along with coloring sheets for family fun at home or in the dental office. The headquarters added a “Pin the Mouth on the Monster” game and two new coloring sheets this year. Pumpkin carving stencils are also available, including two new tooth-shaped characters dressed as a cowboy and Frankenstein’s monster.

In addition, MouthHealthy.org — the ADA’s consumer website — updated its Health Halloween Tips and added a new Halloween Candy Survival Guide, which features quotes from Dr. Ana Ferraz-Dougherty, ADA spokesperson. In a video, ADA member dentists also share their favorite types of candy and reveal what they hand out to trick-or-treaters.

To visit MouthHealthy’s Kids’ Halloween Headquarters, visit MouthHealthyKids.org.