We are offering cash for candy, supporting our troops and taking a against sweets this Halloween.
Dr. Mansour, DDS is redefining the phrase “put your money where your mouth is.” This Halloween, trick-or-treaters can bring their excess candy to Family Laser and Cosmetic Dentistry and receive $1 per pound. Dr. Mansour, DDS has joined the movement to reduce gingivitis and anti-decay by giving away dollars, toothbrushes and local favors in exchange for cavity-provoking candy.
“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. Chris Kammer from Lifetime Family Dentistry of Middleton, WI.
“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 Buyback 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 just last ditch efforts to save a smile,” says Dr Mansour, DDS.
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 on the day after Halloween, November 1, 2016 from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m and the rest of the week during the clinic’s office hours. The candy will then be sent to our troops in time for the holidays. Each child is eligible to receive $1 per pound up to ten (10) pounds for all unopened, uneaten candy. Plus, we will provide paper and writing utensils and coloring tools for anyone that would like to create a letter or draw a picture for our service members.
Dr Mansour, DDS and his team emphasize how important healthy eating and great dental hygiene, and dental care is for children’s overall health. His office works hard to raise public awareness of the benefits of a healthy mouth and offers affordable and convenient dental cleaning and care. Call (248) 852-3130 for more information.