Tips To Protect Your Child’s Smile This Halloween + Crest Coupons #ad #SweetHalloween

This post was created in partnership with Crest & Oral-B as part of the #SweetHalloween Program.

It's a horrifying Halloween without candy + Crest Coupons

Can you imagine what would happen if you told your child that you are replacing all of their Halloween sweet treats with nutritious food like Tofu and Broccoli this year? Crest and Oral-B did just that to a group of kids and, well, the response was very interesting, to say the least.

See How Kids React To Nutritious Candy

“This taste like poopy pinata!”

“Mine tastes like broccoli. Yuck!”

Don’t ruin Halloween for the kiddies! There’s a better alternative. Let the kiddies enjoy Halloween, including the candy, and then make sure they clean and protect their teeth with Crest toothpastes and Oral-B toothbrushes. Also, be sure to take your children to regular dentist appointments to help prevent tooth decay. Then your little ones can have candy AND white teeth {er, fangs} this Halloween. And for many more Halloweens to come!

“You’re saying disgusting stuff is good stuff, and it’s disgusting.”

How Kids Brush Their Teeth Matters

Oral-B recommends we buy our kids toothpaste with fluoride in flavors that they like, such as bubblegum. It is also good to get toothpaste that features characters they like – to help get them excited about brushing.

Teach your child to hold their toothbrush at a 45-degree angle against the gums.

The brush should be moved back and forth gently, in short strokes, over the fronts, backs, and tops of your teeth. Don’t scrub hard along the gum line; you can irritate your gums.

Don’t forget to brush (and floss) behind your top front teeth and behind the bottom front teeth. (The area behind the bottom front teeth is prone to tartar buildup and needs attention.) Use the top bristles of the brush to reach this area—some toothbrushes have a slightly longer tip to make it easier to reach these spots.

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Remember: Halloween Jack-O-Lanterns are nice, but don’t let your kid’s face look like one. Protect your child’s smile this Halloween with Crest and Oral-B products.

What Are Some Tips You Have To Help Protect Your Children’s Teeth This Halloween?

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About Dawn McAlexander

Dawn is a full time travel and lifestyle blogger. Besides Cheap Is The New Classy, she also owns and writes for, an entertainment site. Her interests include traveling, home decor, DIY projects, organizing her home and enjoying a nice cup of coffee {or two}. She currently resides in North Carolina with her dog, Daisy.


  1. Ha, I thought about replacing all their candy. We do let them have a couple things and then I usually hide the rest and they forget about it. :-)

  2. our family does not celebrate halloween but I do like the option of not giving candy and toothpastes, floss, toothbrushes better than candy – great idea!

  3. We won’t take their candy away. We just help them eat it so they done have as much. ;)

  4. We let our kids have the candy, just a small amount each day and make sure they brush their teeth regularly too.

  5. We always let Lauren choose a few pieces and then we put the rest away for “later” (which didn’t always come). Please don’t tell her!!! And yes, the teeth must be brushed before going to bed! This is great advise. And you know what else, now that I’m thinking about it, the dentist in the neighborhood often gave out tooth brushes instead of candy!!

  6. LOL :D What a great video! I think a little amount of candy does no harm, just remember to brush teeth later.

  7. Thanks for the coupons!

  8. Great idea, I give out natural snacks also.

  9. I’d love a Halloween without candy for my kids, but really it wouldn’t have the same magic. Have you heard of the Switch Witch? Or Candy Fairy? Check those out- some neat ideas for dealing with candy overload! :)

  10. I can only imagine the tears and sighs of a Halloween without candy. And that would just be me! ha!

  11. We limit the candy our kids can have daily and we also don’t allow any taffy/gum or jawbreakers in our house!

  12. Good oral hygiene is so importiant to overall health!

  13. I find that the kids brush much better when we brush as a family. In the mornings we meet in the bathroom for a group brush. We laugh and make brushing fun.

  14. Don’t take away the candy! Just make sure the kids learn to clean properly like you suggest and eat it in moderation! Love this perspective!!!

  15. I am not a fan of Halloween and candy is so expensive!! I love these ideas…..but maybe just a little candy and then brush properly!!!!

  16. I am actually giving out little toys this year! =)

  17. Sherry Compton says:

    How funny! I wouldn’t like it if you replaced my treats with broccoli either, but teeth and oral health is very important and shouldn’t be forgotten even during the holidays. Talk to your kids bout proper brushing and care. Fun toothpastes and toothbrushes help plus get a timer that plays a song your child likes.

  18. We are going to two Halloween events today with the kids. Crest is definitely waiting for them when we return home.

  19. My kids don’t get much candy and hardly ever ask for it… and most of their halloween candy will be used for Christmas as Decor in their Calendar…hahah always works well and YES Brushing matters and how you brush as well… My princess just lost her first tooth… (she is almost 6) and sooo excited

    • Dawn McAlexander says:

      Congrats to your little one on losing her first tooth! I know my daughter was super excited when she started losing hers – especially about the tooth fairy!

  20. That video make me laugh out loud :)

  21. My kids can get a few pieced on Halloween night and then I limit it to 2 pieces 3 times a week until its gone it usually last a long time that way…

  22. We’re not big on the candy and sweets so we just take it easy during Halloween… but we do give it out.

  23. Jo-Ann Brightman says:

    Instead of eliminating the candy I restricted it to a few pieces a day and then they had to brush their teeth.

  24. Thanks for the tips, I think if I replaced candy for the kids on Halloween they would react the same as the kids in this video.

  25. When the kids were young I would go through the candy first.Safety reasons of course. It seems like all of the candy I was unsure of was my favorites.

  26. We allow our kids to pick 10 pieces of their candy which they get to eat over the next 10 days. The rest is exchanged for a toy or book of their choice.

  27. amanda whitley says:

    we usually just take the kids trick or treating at the mall since its safer that way and a lot of the times the treat isnt just candy.

  28. Marcia Lee says:

    We chose not to participate in Halloween. Instead we allowed our kids to purchase their favorite treat. When you raise your kids & share with them healthy snacks, they grow to understand & they love a new kind of snack with little to no sugar, no preservatives and no ingredients that cannot be pronounced.

  29. It’s a good idea to get kids into the habit of flossing at a young age.

  30. I was a dental hygienist in a previous life, and I always gave out toothbrushes, floss (VERY important!), and toothpaste samples. The kids gave me dirty looks, but what the hell. Better than starting decay!