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Halloween candy alternatives to keep teeth healthy

Posted: 9:45 AM, Oct 28, 2015
Updated: 2015-10-28 09:45:00-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich - Halloween can be fun for kids and adults, but all that candy can actually do some damage to your teeth.

Dr. Susan Maples explains how chewy candies such as Tootsie Rolls, Laffy Taffy, and anything with caramel can stick in teeth and cause cavities.

She recommends handing out alternatives such as sugar-free gum or peanuts. You can even give kids some inexpensive toys like bouncy balls.