Dear Moms and Dads,
Halloween is coming, and normally it's hard for your dentist to get excited about that day because of all the candy your kids will eat. However, this year will be different. Don't you just wish that on the day after Halloween that your kids' sacks full of candy would just disappear? Well we can help, and this is something we are very excited about! This year we'll buy the candy back from your kids. We're not kidding! Sure, they can have a few treats on Halloween night and maybe even keep a couple more for later in the week. But we'll take the rest of it and pay them for it! The candy will be shipped overseas through Operation Gratitude http://www.opgratitude.com/ to our courageous troops (who could sure use a treat or two!) serving our country abroad . In return, we'll give your kids $1 per pound of donated candy and a goody bag! If they create a card or letter to send to our troops, they'll be entered in a special contest for an I-tunes gift card. Also if you "Guess the Total Candy Weight" correctly, you could win an I-Pod Shuffle!
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 very watchful now more than ever before. Too much candy can lead to hyperactivity and weight gain, as well as cavities or worse. In some cases, the wrong types of candy can also lead to broken teeth and damaged braces.
Kids can still dress up, go out, have fun, and yes, even eat some candy. But after picking out the best of their stash, they will probably have about 10 pounds left, and nobody needs that much candy!
Bring your kids and your candy to 2630 N. Fresno St. #101, Fresno CA 93703 on November 1st between 4 pm and 6pm (559-226-3010) and please spread the word!
Treva D. Lee, DDS,
Master of the Academy of General Dentistry
P.S., If you'd like to donate any promotional items to include in the kid's goody bags, or help defray the shipping costs to Operation Gratitude, that would be terrific!!