5 Tips for a Healthier Halloween {+ a Giveaway}

Check out these tooth-friendly tips for a cavity-free Halloween!

1. Check out products with xylitol as an alternative to sugary treats!
2. Hand out sugar-free candy to trick-or-treaters. You are still giving them a sweet treat, but without the cavities!
3. Host a Halloween party for a good cause benefitting a children’s charity. Everyone can bring a dollar for the charity and a healthy dish to eat at the party.
4. Dress up as the Tooth Fairy and give out multi-colored toothbrushes instead of candy this year.
5. For a healthy smile year-round, remember to brush and floss twice a day and visit your dentist once every six months! For children ages 6 and up, use a fluoride rinse.

Help Out the Tooth Fairy this Halloween
She can't do it alone!

It is hard to believe, but there are MILLIONS of at-risk kids that can't sleep at night, eat properly or even concentrate in school because of painful tooth decay. Without the financial resources for dental care or even a toothbrush or toothpaste, many of these kids find themselves caught in a downward spiral of pain and humiliation that affects them well into their adult lives. Tooth decay is preventable, yet it continues to hurt our most vulnerable children.

This Halloween, transform a kid's tears of pain into a healthy smile and hope for the future by participating in Trick or Treat for America's Tooth Fairy.

Your donation will go directly to helping children in need, and you can also be entered to win a Halloween Jack-o-Lantern bucket from SmileMakers filled with 144 toys!

Kids can get involved too and receive fun stickers and a certificate recognizing them as an Official Tooth Fairy Helper by the Tooth Fairy herself! Click here to set up your personal fundraising page, download your Halloween Fun activity calendar and more!

Enter to win some Sparx Candy of your own!
Winner has been notified.

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I received free product in exchange for sharing this information. Open to US only. Must be 18+ to enter. Nanny to Mommy is not responsible for prize fulfillment.


  1. I pretty much either donate my kids' candy or throw it away (I'm awful, I know!), but I just can't see myself giving it to them. I feel like it will tear their stomach up, like it does to mine! Thank you for sharing this great campaign :)

  2. My kids gave out boogie wipes samples and little bottles of bubbles to their classmates.

  3. Limiting our candy snacking!

  4. We are trying to cut down on candy and replace with fruits!

  5. I seriously LOVE the idea of handing out toothbrushes. I think if you even got fun ones, the kids would enjoy getting something like that! Thank you for sharing the tips!

  6. Seriously, let your kids eat candy, real sugar candy at Halloween! Most candy is full of chemicals so you may want to hand out natural candy, but it will have sugar and that's ok. If they are past toddlerhood, let them eat as much as they want on Halloween and then figure out what works best for your child after that to enjoy in moderation but not make it a battlefield. Treats, especially wholesome ones are part of a balanced diet and life. Of course, always brush well and take your kids to the dentist. Great to support a charity that helps all kids have access to medical care, including dentistry.

    Halloween is about candy and fun, don't take the candy away! Don't give candy with artificial sweetener either. Opt for candy with the most natural ingredients!

  7. Our kids only did limited trick or treating, so we didn't have a huge stash of candy. It was all gone in a couple days.

  8. Our neighborhood has a party so the kids have dinner followed by sweets and treats. They just get a small treat bag to bring home but they have so much fun playing games they don't miss the candy.

  9. i actually let my kids eat all their candy but make sure they brush their teeth

  10. We have a small area that we trick or treat in so the kids don't have too much candy.

  11. Gave out toys instead of candy.
    Michelle Tucker


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