Don’t Overdo the Halloween Candy, or Your Smile May Suffer | Health News

By Steven Reinberg, HealthDay Reporter

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SUNDAY, Oct. 11, 2020 (HealthDay News) – – COVID-19 may change the look of Halloween this year, but dressing up and indulging in some sweets is all part of the fun, even if your kids can’t go door to door.

And experts say one night of eating candy won’t have a big effect on your teeth if it’s done in moderation.

“It is all about having self-control or parental control,” said Dr. Gregory Olson, chair of pediatric dentistry at the University of Texas Health School of Dentistry.

“Having a piece of candy here and there won’t do too much damage to a healthy mouth, but the type of candy you pick, how many you eat, how long it lasts, and how you care for your teeth afterward could make all the difference,” Olson said in a school news release.

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Trick Or Treat? JeffCo Health Department Weighs In On Halloween

JEFFERSON COUNTY, AL — With Halloween just a few weeks away, many families, neighborhoods and communities are looking at options for celebrating the holiday amid a pandemic. The Jefferson County Department of Health weighed in Thursday on trick-or-treating this year, and the opinion may not be what kids want to hear.

Dr. Wesley Willeford, medical director of disease control for the the JCDH, said dressing up for Halloween is fine, but trick-or-treating, at least the way it is normally done, must change in 2020.

“In-person trick-or-treating where a child goes door-to- door, probably isn’t the best idea right now,” he said. “The thing that we worry about is if you have a lot of kids who go around and see lots of people, if one of those kids or one of the adults that are with them has COVID-19 you could potentially spread that to a lot of people. So,

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Halloween Precautions In Virginia As New Coronavirus Cases Double

VIRGINIA — Virginia health officials on Friday offered advice for Halloween activities in response to the coronavirus crisis, recommending that children not trick-or-treat in large groups or outside their own neighborhoods.

The Virginia Department of Health also recommended that towns and communities not hold haunted houses or large Halloween parties. To stay healthy and safe during Halloween, families should consider activities such as decorating homes, carving pumpkins with family members, or having a virtual Halloween costume contest.

“Halloween represents an exciting and fun time of the year for children and adults alike, but the current Halloween season may look different this year in light of the COVID-19 pandemic,” the VDH said Friday in a news release.

The state health department released guidance last month that ranked the risk level of certain Halloween activities.

Local jurisdictions in Northern Virginia, including Fairfax and Loudoun counties, have recommended against traditional trick-or-treating. Activities classified

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Is Trick-Or-Treating Allowed In Anne Arundel This Halloween?

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY, MD — Masks used to be reserved for Halloween. Now, they are part of daily wardrobes.

With coronavirus lingering in Anne Arundel County, health officials discourage traditional trick-or-treating. Anybody who believes they have coronavirus or thinks they were exposed to the disease should stay home, the county Department of Health says.

“Unlike Dracula and The Mummy, COVID-19 is real,” Anne Arundel County Health Officer Dr. Nilesh Kalyanaraman said in a Tuesday press release. “To protect trick-or-treaters and avoid the spread of COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses, we must continue to maintain physical distance, wear face coverings, avoid large gatherings and wash hands often.”

Those who choose to go trick-or-treating can reduce, but not eliminate, their risk by traveling only with members of their household, the Department of Health says.

No laws prohibit trick-or-treating in Maryland, but the state requires mask usage in all public places. This includes

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Latest Santa Cruz Case Count; County Releases Halloween Guidance

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY, CA — Haunted houses, large parties and indoor mazes should be a no-go in the era of the coronavirus, Santa Cruz County officials announced Monday.

And even if your Halloween costume comes with a mask, you should still wear a face mask, officials said in a news release jointly issued by Bay Area health officers. Maybe this year is the one to focus on decorations and virtual costume contests.

The public should keep a close eye out for COVID-19 symptoms after the holiday — especially three to seven days afterward. Anyone who experiences symptoms can learn how to get tested in Santa Cruz County here.

“These holidays are no different than the rest of the year when it comes to reducing the spread of COVID-19,” health officials wrote.

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Latest Livermore Case Count; County Releases Halloween Guidance

ALAMEDA COUNTY, CA — Haunted houses, large parties and indoor mazes should be a no-go in the era of the coronavirus, Alameda County officials announced Monday.

And even if your Halloween costume comes with a mask, you should still wear a face mask, officials said in a news release jointly issued by Bay Area health officers. Maybe this year is the one to focus on decorations and virtual costume contests.

The public should keep a close eye out for COVID-19 symptoms after the holiday — especially three to seven days afterward. Anyone who experiences symptoms can learn how to get tested in Alameda County here.

“These holidays are no different than the rest of the year when it comes to reducing the spread of COVID-19,” health officials wrote.

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Latest San Ramon Case Count; CoCo Releases Halloween Guidance

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA — Haunted houses, large parties and indoor mazes should be a no-go in the era of the coronavirus, Contra Costa Health Services officials announced Monday.

And even if your Halloween costume comes with a mask, you should still wear a face mask, officials said in a news release. Maybe this year is the one to focus on decorations and virtual costume contests.

The public should keep a close eye out for COVID-19 symptoms after the holiday — especially three to seven days afterward. Anyone who experiences symptoms can learn how to get tested in Contra Costa County here.

“These holidays are no different than the rest of the year when it comes to reducing the spread of COVID-19,” Contra Costa Health Services wrote.

Officials gave guidance on which seasonal activities are lower-risk, moderate-risk, high-risk and very-high risk. Here’s the official word on Halloween and Día de

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