Putting this into little ghoul's and goblin's trick-or-treat bag is kind of like slapping the kid on the back of the head and saying, "That's for nothing, now try something!" .

Dropping one of those cheap, steel-bristled brushes on top of all the sugary goodness can get your house on "The List"... You know the one: The TP/Egg/Poo-Bag/Ding-Dong-Ditch List. Don't presume the kids need your subtle hint that candy ruined your vile bacteria laden toothless grin and that they shouldn't be victims of such.

As parents, we're well aware of our child's dental needs and we don't need some hygiene-freak lending a hand. If you don't want to participate in the Halloween fun, turn your light off and gnaw on dental dog bone in the dark you kill-joy.

But healthy mouth be damned, when it comes to: