As you plan for Halloween, we suggest looking for a treat to give the children such as a small and inexpensive goody like pencils or novelty erasers instead of candy. The toy items can be just as fun as candy and are not harmful to teeth. However, if your children will receive a lot of candy, we recommend limiting the amount they eat each day. Be sure they are brushing their teeth at least twice a day. Flossing is also strongly suggested as sticky candy can cause decay if not removed in the spaces between teeth.