BUENA PARK, Calif. — Just a few pieces of Halloween candy can go a long way toward satisfying kids’ cravings for sweet treats, but large quantities lead to tooth decay. That’s why dentists are teaming up to host this year’s Halloween Candy Buyback program.
Participating dentists are asking children to drop in the day after Halloween to donate their candy for a great cause. In exchange, children can receive prizes like Dr. Fresh's classic FireFly toothbrush with suction cup, featuring a light-up timer that promotes thorough brushing and good oral care habits.
Through the program, which marks its 10th anniversary in 2013, children bring unopened candy to local dental offices, and it is then sent through Operation Gratitude as part of holiday care packages to troops serving overseas. It’s a win-win situation that rewards children with better oral hygiene and lets them show appreciation to America’s service men and women.
“Participating dentists are doing their part to encourage kids to enjoy all the fun of trick-or-treating, without overindulging in cavity-causing sweets,” stated Chris Kammer, the Wisconsin dentist who founded the Halloween Candy Buyback Program. “Kids love the colorful, glowing FireFly toothbrushes they get in return for the candy they donate, and they are thrilled to help send a little piece of home to our soldiers far away.”
Dentists who wish to participate in the Halloween Candy Buyback program will be able to purchase classic FireFly toothbrushes with suction cup holders for 85 cents each, versus the regular price of $1.25. The toothbrushes come in red, green, pink, yellow and blue, and can be purchased at the special price through Nov. 15 2013 at DrFreshDental.com