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Braces-safe Halloween treats

Halloween may be the one time kids get a temporary free pass to eat sweets, but those trick-or-treaters wearing braces might be in for a fright if they eat the wrong stuff. The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) offers several braces-friendly recipes for Halloween parties. The pathway to a pretty smile is made smoother by avoiding sticky, hard, chewy or crunchy treats. Goodies easy on mouth hardware include soft chocolates, peanut-butter cups, milkshakes, gelatin, ice cream and most cakes and cookies. Find everyday recipes that are easy on your braces at, or submit your own. To scare up your own Halloween party, try these recipes that easy on the hardware:
June Naylor
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