3 Bootiful Tips for Halloween Treaters

As the leaves change colors and the weather turns cooler, it’s time to plan for the fall holidays. In October, most thoughts will turn to Halloween and some form of new trick or treating in this pandemic world. This year, especially, we encourage everyone to stay safe and healthy, whatever the celebrations may look like in Livonia and the Detroit Metro area. At DeCapite Family and Cosmetic Dentistry we encourage our patients to focus on good dental health as well as good physical and mental health.

Dr. Jim DeCapite offers “bootiful” three tips for Halloween treats that are healthy, tasty, and fun:

  • Get creative with vegetables: Yes, vegetables for Halloween! The kids don’t have to know how healthy these treats are, of course. Carrot strips and celery sticks make great broomsticks when string cheese becomes the broom. Sliced sweet potatoes are easily carved into scary faces that can be baked with a little seasoning. Bell peppers can become jack-o-lanterns filled with healthy zucchini and broccoli. Kids (and adults) will love these fun treats that are good for them!
  • Limit the sweet treats: At DeCapite Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we understand the temptation of candy corn and miniature chocolate bars. We encourage parents to set limits for kids – and for themselves – and make sure everyone is aware of the effects of sugar on the teeth as well as the rest of the body. Have a treat or two each day but don’t overdo it. Brushing right after eating candy is also a must.
  • Offer alternatives: Halloween treats don’t have to necessarily be food. Kids love stickers, toys, puzzles, and other fun games. Dr. Jim DeCapite and his professional staff want our patients to be happy and healthy, so we encourage everyone to enjoy some alternative treats and limit the sugary snacks and sweet treats.

The team at DeCapite Family and Cosmetic Dentistry is focused on helping our patients in Livonia, Redford, Dearborn Heights, Plymouth, and the surrounding communities enjoy good dental health throughout the fall. We are open to serve our patients by appointment and are taking all the appropriate precautions to keep everyone safe and healthy.

Contact us at 734 744 5457 today for a thorough dental checkup and cleaning, to get ready for the upcoming holidays. We are conveniently located in Livonia, near the intersection of Schoolcraft and Merriman Roads.


This informative post, about dental health, family and cosmetic dentistry, and patient care, is brought to you by DeCapite Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Livonia Michigan. 

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734 744 5457

James W. DeCapite, D.D.S.

31644 Schoolcraft Road

Livonia, MI 48150

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The content of this blog article about family and cosmetic dentistry is intended solely for informational purposes and is not intended to be offered as medical advice in any manner or form. Always consult a dentist, doctor, or licensed medical professional with any questions.

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