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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 www.braces.org/JustForKids/Recipes.cfm, 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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