LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) – There are just four days until trick-or-treaters dress up as ghosts and goblins to hunt for candy in La Crosse.
While this is a fun time for many people, it can also be dangerous when people are walking on the street and interacting with traffic.
âWe remind parents to talk to those they go out with to make treats, and children to watch the traffic. Make sure the children can see through their costumes and also wear reflective clothing and give them a flashlight or a light stick if possible so that they can be seen as visibly as possible, âsaid the staff sergeant. La Crosse Police Department, Cory Brandl.
Children, and even adults, eat a lot of candy during the scary season, which can harm your teeth.
âA lot of people mistakenly think that sugar causes cavities. It doesn’t really cause cavities, but if there is bacteria on your teeth, which almost always is, and they mix with the sugar in the candy, this is where the acid is produced. and that’s where you’re going to get cavities. So the stickiest, gummy things will stick to your tooth longer, âsaid Heather Suby, Certified Dental Hygienist at Mooresmiles.
Sweets like chocolate are a better choice. Even though it still contains sugar, it melts faster. It is best to brush your teeth and floss your teeth after eating the candy.
Here’s a list of Halloween Trick-Or-Treat times this weekend in the Coulee area.