This Halloween, Trick-or-Treaters can participate in the “Halloween Candy Buy Back” by bringing their excess candy to Dr. Caroline Wallace and receive one dollar per pound. Dr Wallace is leading this healthy, anti-decay movement by giving away dollars and treat bags in exchange for cavity-provoking candy.
Visiting your dentist twice a year and brushing daily are great preventative measures, but doing away with excess sweets altogether would really give your teeth a healthy boost. Kids can still have all of the fun of trick-or-treating, and now their piggy banks will benefit as well. Plus the kids will be receiving treat bags, and Snookums the clown will be providing entertainment.
Global sugar consumption for kids increase by about two percent annually and currently sits at 50 million tons per year, which means parents need to be sure their kids teeth are being cared for more than ever. Candy not only hurts children’s teeth, it can lead to hyperactivity, weight gain and diabetes. Did you know that prescriptions for insulin and Ritalin for children have doubled since 2004?
Candy will be collected at Wallace’s office, Complete Dental Care, located at 103 South Colorado St. in Salem, on Thursday, Nov. 1 from 2:30-5:30 p.m. only. The candy must be unopened and will be given to the military to use in Christmas packages for our stationed area troops.
Help us turn Halloween into a fun, healthy experience at the Halloween Candy Buy Back!
Submitted by Melanie Slusser, Complete Dental Care.