For some the answer is obvious.
"Oh no it's once a year I let my grandkids enjoy it," said Lydia Pompa, who admits she doesn't limit the amount of candy she allows her grandchildren to eat on Halloween.
Sure, Halloween's an excuse to stuff yourself with that licorice, chocolate and gummies, but it may land you at place even scarier than a haunted house.
The dreaded dentist chair.
"It definitely can have an effect on toothaches but also it can have an effect on the strength of the enamel of the teeth," said Christie Leedy, dentist and owner of Abilene Dental.
Abilene dentists like Leedy are already expecting plenty of candy casualties.
"Not just kids but adults as well with broken teeth or caps off," said Leedy.
The scariest stuff for teeth? Hard candy, gummies and lollypops.
"Becuse not only can it break teeth but it can lodge down in there and stick to teeth," said Leedy.
So if you're at the store and you cant decide on what to buy for trick-or-treaters, dentists recommend either buying something sugar free or ditching the candy altogether and replacing it with something else.
"Go like to 'Card and Party' and get the party favors," said Leedy.
Or just set some limits.
"If they want to sell their candy back to me, the bigger pieces they get 25 cents a piece," said Meyra Davidson, who makes sure to limit the amount of candy her kids eat.
And if you're still not convinced, Leedy has plenty of pictures of past victims to spook you or at least to convince you to pick a few more tricks than the treats.
Some of the better candies to hand out; anything sugar free- the chemicals used in those products are less harmful to your tooth's enamel.