Trick-or-Treat: What do you Give your Patients for Halloween Treats

Posted by Mariah Chitouras on Oct 18, 2016 10:30:14 AM


Trick or TreatEveryone wants to have a gourd time on Halloween! However, it can be tricky to uphold your dental responsibilities when your patients are excited about all the candy they will get. It’s only natural for me to want to participate. So, what do you give your patients for Halloween? We’ve compiled a list of fun options that stay away from unhealthy treats or potential allergies while still maintaining the Halloween spirit:

Halloween Accessories: Keep the spirit alive by offering your patients a themed accessory

  • Vampire teeth: Show some proper flossing techniques using some scary vampire teeth.
  • Eye patches: Help your patients see what it’s like to be a pirate with an eye patch.
  • Sunglasses: Whether they get to use them for the appointment or take them home, some cool spooky sunglasses aren't only festive but fashionable (and they keep them from looking into that cursed blue light)!
  • Spider rings: Add an extra creepy factor and have your patients pull these rings from cobwebs.

Halloween Themed Games: Keep the kids away from television, computer, and phone screens with some tricks instead of treats:

  • Maze puzzles: work on coordination by giving your patients a Halloween maze challenge.
  • Orange or black playdough: encourage imagination and have your patients create all sorts of ghosts and goblins out of their playdough.
  • Temporary tattoos: offer temporary rebellion by giving out some temporary tattoos.

Halloween Themed School Supplies: Elevate school or work with some holiday-themed supplies:

  • Stickers: Witches, ghosts, and vampires (oh my) all make fun options for stickers.
  • Erasers: Extra motivation to work hard to avoid wearing down these Halloween-shaped erasers.
  • Pencils: Doing homework just got more fun with some festive writing utensils.

Whatever route you choose to take, you don’t have to sacrifice fun to participate in all of the Halloween festivities—treats don’t always have to be candy! Spruce up end-of-visit giveaways by adding one or more of these themed items to surprise and delight your patients. It’s going to be a great Halloween—I can feel it in my bones!Are you up to your  patients' standards?  Find out HERE.

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