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Do you have a favorite Halloween candy? (Mine is KitKat). But too much of a good thing is, well, too much! A word of caution: don’t make Halloween an opportunity to binge on your favorite treats.

Yo-yo sugar levels can cause havoc with your blood sugar. Too much junk food can lead to weight gain. Both can lead to serious diseases such as diabetes and heart disease.

Instead, stay healthy by using moderation when enjoying your trick-or-treat booty.

Cavities, Candy and Kids

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), tooth decay is one of the most common chronic conditions of childhood in the United States. If left untreated, tooth decay can cause pain and infections that could lead to problems with eating, speaking, playing, and learning.* So, after you have a sensible bite of your favorite Halloween goodie, brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste.

4 Tips to Prevent Costume Fail
  1. Whatever character you decide to dress up as for Halloween, make sure your costume fits well. Avoid outfits that block your vision, or are too long or constricted that may cause you to trip or fall.
  2. Keep away from lit candles and use costumes that are made with flame-resistant material.
  3. Make sure your footwear is comfortable and doesn’t cause you to stumble.
  4. If you use makeup, test it on a small area first to see if it causes any adverse reactions. Wash it off before bedtime to help prevent possible eye or skin irritation.

* CDC Halloween Health

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