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The trick for Halloween fun? Treats! But just don't overdo it

Tuesday night's filled with frights and tons of trick or treaters.
Halloween tradition calls for chills and thrills and a good time by all.
Joy comes loaded with chocolate, gummies, five suckers and a popcorn ball.
But don't forget that candy treats can prove tricky for long-term sweet eaters.

Halloween tradition calls for costume-covered ghouls and goblins to canvas neighborhoods, shaking down residents like a mini-monster horde of mobsters.

They come like zombies in waves with a fixed need to feed. A few pieces of candy the price paid for protection. When the wolves howl along the makeshift moors of neighborhoods, you'd best feed the beasts.

The threat of a trick from no treat is enough to make sure the dole is up to par and causes many treaters to "cough up the good stuff." You know what I mean: sweet milk chocolate, cracked nuts and caramel confections sticking to the mouth roofs  and later, hips; sticky, hard candy succulence that will stain lips temporarily  and teeth for much longer; and so many more impeccable delights offer various frights. What's good for now maybe not be for later.

Reading a lot like a horror story, a seemingly innocent foray into the Sugar Plum Forest can lead to a path to decades of decay. Instead of the witch living inside the gingerbread house waiting to devour the boys and girls, it's the gingerbread house's appetite that can spell doom.

According to the American Dental Assocation (ADA), all the season's treats have tricks to torment teeth  from the little rascals all the way up to their grandmummies.

Chocolate is actually a favored treat by the ADA since it washes off teeth easier than other candies. Dark chocolate gets bonus points for having less sugar than milk chocolate.

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