Local Dentist Takes a Stand Against Sweets this Halloween
Earn cash for your candy and support a soldier
This Halloween, trick-or-treaters can bring their excess candy to Jackson Dental Clinic and receive $1 per pound. Dr. Christopher Jackson, Dr. John Jackson, and Dr. Jonathan Krum have joined the movement to reduce gingivitis and decay by giving money 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 practices that 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 to save your smile,” says Hope Jackson.
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 November 1st and 2nd during regular business hours.
The candy will then be shipped to troops overseas via Operation Shoebox. Each child is eligible to receive $1 per pound up to five (5) pounds for all unopened, uneaten candy. Plus, the Jackson Dental team will provide paper and writing utensils for anyone that would like to create a letter for our service members.
The dentists at Jackson Dental are excited to try this program again after a successful buy back a few years ago. The doctors work hard to raise public awareness of the benefits of healthy eating and great dental hygiene and this program fits well with that vision. The Jackson Dental staff are available to provide more information at the office or by visiting their Facebook page.