October is here which means sweet and sugary Halloween candy is ready to be consumed. We wanted to share out tips on handling Halloween treats with your children.

Prior to trick or treating

Before the festivities of trick or treating begin, try to have a full and healthy dinner to prevent hunger and overeating of candy. Also, be understanding about the amount of candy being eaten on Halloween night.

The day after, talk with your children on how the rest of the candy will be handled. Give a limit of the amount of candy they can have per day (one at lunch, one after school and one after dinner is a great rule to go by).

Don’t keep the candy in an “easily access area” like your child’s bedroom, your bedroom or the kitchen counter. Keeping it in a cover cabinet or pantry is a good way to enjoy the candy in moderation.

If you would rather get rid of any excess candy, Champagne Pediatric Dentistry will be participating in ”Operation Gratitude”, a program that supports troops. We will be holding a Halloween candy buyback program and will be accepting candy Wednesday, Nov. 1 from 10 am – 5 pm, Thursday, Nov. 2 from 8 am – 5 pm and Friday, Nov. 3 from 8 am – 2 pm. Participants will receive $1.00 per lb of candy.

Along with the buyback program, we will also be collecting donations of toothbrushes, floss, and toothpaste to send over to our troops.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call Champagne Family Dentistry at 775-359-3934 or visit champagnedental.com