Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Halloween Candy Buy Back 2011

Halloween Candy Buy Back 2011

Date/Time: Thursday, November 3, 2011 from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Location: 405 32nd Street, Suite 100 (located behind REI in Sehome Village)

Halloween is coming, and normally it's hard for any dentist to get excited about that day because of all the candy kids will eat. However, this year will be different with our office. Dr. Faith Bult is putting her money where her patient's mouths are. Why? Because she knows how damaging too much candy can be to children's teeth. Dr. Bult sees the effect of popular sticky candy in the mouths of her young patients.

Take a look at some interesting facts:

  • Global sugar consumption for kids increases by about 2% annually and currently sits at 50 million tons per year.
  • Halloween is the king of candy consumption holidays, with annual sales totaling more than $2 billion.
  • Candy, as well as hurting children's teeth by causing cavities, can also lead to hyperactivity and weight gain.
  • In some cases, the wrong types of candy can lead to broken teeth and damaged braces.

So this Halloween Dr. Bult is hoping kids will pick out a few favorite pieces and then turn in the rest for cash. She will be paying kids $1.00 per pound of candy. The candy will then be shipped to our local troops who are serving overseas via Whatcom Homefront and Soldiers' Angels.

Here's how to participate:

  • Bring your child/children to our office on Thursday, November 3, 2011 between 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm.
  • We will weigh the candy* and pay your child a dollar per pound of candy.
  • Your child will receive a special blinking toothbrush, toothpaste and floss, a free-meal coupon to Red Robin Gourmet Burger restaurant and various other items as supplies last.
  • The candy will be shipped to our local troops serving overseas, along with toothbrushes, toothpaste and floss, via Whatcom Homefront and Soldiers' Angels.

*Candy must be unopened with no bites.

We encourage kids to still dress up, go out, have fun, and yes, even eat some candy (of course, still brushing your teeth afterwards). But after picking out the best of their stash kids will probably still have about 10 pounds left. Bring the excess in to our office, get paid for the amount of candy donated, receive a free bag of goodies and help us send the candy overseas to our troops who rarely get candy from home. We hope that you will take advantage of this special opportunity!

Dr. Faith Bult

1 comment:

  1. What a wonderful idea, I would have totally have done this but my kids probably didn't even get a pound of candy between the four of them. We don't do a ton of trick or I threw away the little bit they had left!