Visit www.AmericasToothFairy.org and participate in Trick or Treat for America's ToothFairy! This fun, virtual campaign encourages positive oral health habits and helps rescue vulnerable children from the pain associated with rampant dental disease. (All public donations go directly to helping at-risk children.) You can contribute to a friend/colleague's Trick or Treat efforts or join a team already signed up. Alternatively, you can create your own personal or team fundraising page. Every $120 raised can protect a child's smile for a whole year.
Whether you trick or treat for America's ToothFairy or not, America's ToothFairy invites you to enroll any child you love in the America's ToothFairy Kids Club! Members of this FREE club receive personalized letters from the ToothFairy and quarterly fun and educational activities that help children and their families maintain healthy smiles for a lifetime! Just visit www.AmericasToothFairyKids.org and sign up today.
Follow these Tips from the ToothFairy for a Healthier Halloween!
Hand out sugar-free candy to trick-or-treaters. You are still giving them a sweet treat, but without the cavities!
Make the focus about something other than sugar, host a Halloween party for a good cause benefiting a children's charity. Everyone can bring a dollar for the charity and a healthy dish to eat at the party.
Dress up as the Toothfairy and give out multi-colored toothbrushes instead of candy this year.
Feed your child prior to Halloween festivities or trick or treat activities to avoid snacking.
Have healthy, tooth-friendly snacks available such as fruit, vegetables, cheese and yogurt. Avoid sticky and starchy snacks that can cling to teeth and cause decay.
Rather than have the holiday focus around eating a bunch of sugar-laden sweets, center it around an activity such as going to a local pumpkin patch and holding a family pumpkin-carving contest.
If you are hosting a party, use healthy foods to make fun treats that the kids can enjoy. With a little fruit, some paper plates and toothpicks, children can create their own Monster Face. Melon balls or grapes make great monster eyeballs by simply smearing the melon balls with the toothpicks and poking through a paper plate. For the monster's nose, spear strawberries or orange slices, and for the monster's smile, a banana will do just fine!
For a healthy smile year round, remember to brush, and floss your teeth twice a day and visit your dentist once every six months! For children ages 6 and up, use a fluoride rinse.
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