Ft. Lauderdale, FL (PressExposure) November 28, 2009 -- One area dentist is redefining the phrase âput your money where your mouth is.â This Halloween, trick-or-treaters can bring their excess candy to Ultimate Smile in Fort Lauderdale and receive $1 per pound. Dr. J. Heider is leading this anti-decay movement by giving away dollars and glowing electric toothbrushes in exchange for cavity-provoking candy.
âDitch the candy, and support our troops, thatâs what weâre 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,â says Dr. Heider. âKids can still have all of the fun of trick-or-treating, and now their piggy banks will benefit as well. Plus, these glowing brushes we're giving out are really coolâtheyâre like light sabers for your mouth.â
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 childrenâs teeth, can lead to hyperactivity and weight gain. In some cases, the wrong types of candy can also lead to broken teeth and damaged braces.
Candy will be collected at Ultimate Smile on Monday November 2nd from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. The candy must be unopened. Please no bites. It will then be shipped to troops overseas.