Halloween Candy Treats that are Safe for Braces

With Halloween just around the corner, the team at Legendary Smiles wants to remind our patients that just because you are receiving orthodontic treatment doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy treats! There are of course certain candies you should avoid, but there are also many sweets that are ok to consume.

Halloween Candies & Treats That Are Not Braces-Friendly

  • Caramel
  • Bubble gum
  • All hard candy
  • Taffy
  • Licorice
  • Nuts
  • Jelly beans
  • Popcorn
  • Candy corn
  • Chewy candy
  • Caramel/Candy apples & more

Halloween Candies & Treats That Are Braces Friendly

Here are some of the candies that you can eat!

  • Musketeers
  • Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
  • Mounds
  • Milky Ways
  • Classic Hershey Bars
  • Nestle Crunch
  • Kit Kats

Enjoy Candy During Halloween, But Don’t Forget About Oral Hygiene

While enjoying these treats are all fine and dandy, it is important that you remember to keep up with your oral hygiene so that you can avoid the development of common oral problems like cavities and gum disease. Proper oral hygiene includes:

  • Brushing your teeth at least twice a day – brush your teeth after consuming candy if you can. If not, just try to give your teeth at least one extra brush on the days that you eat your Halloween treats
  • Floss once a day – this will help get rid of candy particles you may have missed while brushing your teeth

Legendary Smiles gladly serves all ages throughout Sparks and Reno, NV with quality orthodontic treatment. If you have any questions about your orthodontic oral health or are interested in learning more about braces or Invisalign, please feel free to contact us and we will gladly help! Have a wonderful and safe Halloween!