Halloween at Malone Orthodontics

Halloween at Malone Orthodontics
Posted on 10/27/2014

Malone Orthodontics Candy Buy Back

At Malone Orthodontics Dr. Jackie and her team are offering patients 10 Malone Orthodontic Patient Rewards Points for every pound of candy they donate by November 14th! But the amazing gift doesn’t stop there:

For every pound of candy we receive, we will donate $1 to Reaping Nature and Friends of Tony, the two foundations hosting the upcoming Five Points Challenge. The candy will be donated to the Sawnee Woman’s Club who will send all that candy in Treats for Troops care packages.

Join us in giving back to our community in a fun and special way! For any candy you do decide to enjoy, please follow the guidelines below and have a very safe Halloween!

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Spooky Treats to Avoid During the Halloween Season

Now that the Halloween season is upon us, many of you are gearing up for trick-or-treating and Halloween parties! Dr. Malone and her staff want all of our patients to enjoy the spooky season, but we'd also like to remind everyone that some candies and treats can play tricks on you if you're wearing braces. This is why it's important to avoid eating hard, crunchy, sticky and chewy candy as these types of candy can damage or break your braces. You should say “Boo!” to the following treats that can do damage to your braces and lengthen your treatment time:

  • Hard candy
  • Jelly beans
  • Taffy
  • Caramels and other chewy, sticky candies and sweets
  • Nuts
  • Hard Pretzels
  • Licorice
  • Gum
  • Popcorn

Halloween Treats that are Safe for Braces

Of course, Halloween doesn't have to be completely treat-less just because you're wearing braces. There are many goodies you can enjoy during this fun time of the year including:

  • Plain chocolate candy that easily melts in your mouth
  • Yogurt
  • Applesauce
  • Thinly sliced apples dipped in your favorite yogurt sauce
  • Peanut butter cups
  • Ice cream
  • Popsicles
  • Smoothies
  • Root beer floats
  • Gelatin treats
  • Apple cider

Keep in mind that eating sweets can cause cavities so moderation is key when it comes to eating sugary snacks of all types. Brushing & flossing your teeth well is more important than ever during the Halloween season so be sure to be vigilant about your oral hygiene during this spooktacular time of the year!