“Ditch the candy, that’s what we’re saying. 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,” says Founder, Dr. Jerry Paz from Laser Comfort Dentistry of Warrenton, MO.
“Kids can still have all of the fun of trick-or-treating, and now their piggy banks will benefit as well. The practice chose to participate in the Halloween Candy Buy Back help parents that want to limit the amount of damage that can be done to their children’s teeth. We want to encourage and teach preventative care not last resort options to save your smile,” says Dr. Paz
Global sugar consumption for kids increases by about 2% 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, as well as hurting children’s teeth, can lead to hyperactivity and weight gain. In some cases, the wrong types of candy can also lead to broken and damaged braces.
Candy will be collected at the day after Halloween from 3:30 to 6:00 p.m. The candy will then be shipped to troops overseas via . Each child is eligible to receive $1 per pound up to five (10) pounds for all unopened, uneaten candy. Plus, we will provide paper and writing utensils for anyone that would like to create a letter for our service members.
This October start a new family tradition thats healthy for your families smile and shows support to the deployed soldiers that are overseas and away from home. "This will be the first of many years for us" started Dr. Paz. "Every year I speak with parents who are torn between celebrating this holiday with their children and protecting their oral health. This is a great way for us to be involved and support parents looking for a creative way to encourage their family to avoid harmful amounts of sweets."
The Candy Buy Back event will be held at Laser Comfort Dentistry in Warrenton, MO. on November 4th from 4pm-7pm. 507 N. Hwy 47 for questions or inquiries call 636-456-2454 or visit http://www.pazdental.com