Local Dentist’s Event Reduces Binging

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Colorado Springs, CO –The “Halloween Candy Buy Back” Benefits Children and Supports the Troops

One area dentist is redefining the phrase “put your money where your mouth is.” This Halloween, trick-or-treaters can bring their excess candy to North End Dental and receive $1 per pound. Dr. Scott R. Hill has joined the movement to reduce sugar-loaded holiday consumption and consequences by giving away dollars, toothbrushes and local favors and everyone is loving it.

“We are holding a fun event that offers a great option for families who are struggling with the thought of their kids eating excessive amounts of candy! Of course, we also get a chance to remind kids that visiting your dentist twice a year and brushing daily are great preventative measures, says Dr. Scott R. Hill from North End Dental of Colorado Springs, Colorado. Kids can still have all of the fun of trick-or-treating, and now their piggy banks will benefit as well. This practice has chosen to participate in an event that is taking place all over the country. It’s called the Halloween Candy Buy Back, and it’s been a lifesaver for parents who want to limit the amount of damage that can be done to their children’s teeth.

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, in addition to 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 teeth and braces.

Candy will be collected at North End Dental until November 8th from 3:30 to 6:00 p.m. The candy will then be shipped to troops overseas via Operation Gratitude. Each child is eligible to receive $1 per pound for all unopened, uneaten candy. Plus, we will provide paper and writing utensils for anyone that would like to create a morale boosting letter for our service members.

Dr. Scott R. Hill works hard to raise public awareness of the benefits of healthy eating and great dental hygiene. North End Dental offers affordable and convenient dental care. Dr. Hill is available to provide more information at 719-471-1900.