HALLOWEEN CANDY CAN CONTRIBUTE TO TOOTH DECAY, and some candy can even damage orthodontic patients braces or other appliances. This year,Dr. Lee andDr. Meyrowitz.want to help kids avoid injury to their braces, clear aligners and their teeth, so they will be buying back Halloween candy. This event is open to the public!
That’s right,for each pound of Halloween treats surrendered in our office, L&M Orthodontics will give $1!
So, what do we do with all those sweets you trade in for cash? All of the candy collected at our L&M Orthodontics Halloween Candy Buy Back will besent to our troops everywhere to help lift their spirits through Operation Gratitude (www.opgratitude.com). Last year, our office helped Operation Gratitude send 60 tons of candy in care packages! This year, participants will make cards and send them with the candy as well.
When we pay orthodontic patients for their Halloween candy, we help them avoid potentially harming their braces, clear aligners, and/or their teeth. Its a fun way to reward the kids for their efforts on Halloween. In addition, we bring smiles to our troops overseas, said Dr. Lee and Meyrowitz.
Some candies are permissible for orthodontic patients, according to Dr. Lee andDr. Meyrowitz. These include plain chocolate or soft, chocolate-covered peanut butter cups. However, our doctors caution that patients should brush and floss thoroughly after indulging in sugary treats.
Here atL&M Orthodontics, we recommend that children who are in orthodontic treatment avoid these foods and candies:
Unpopped kernels of popcorn
Parents of orthodontic patients may want to check out their childrens Halloween candy and eliminate any that might put their braces or clear aligners in jeopardy.
We are hopeful that our candy buy-back program will cut down on orthodontic emergencies, and help children (especially those wearing braces or clear aligners) better enjoy the holiday.
L&M Orthodontics will accept childrens Halloween candy at the weigh-in, from 10am-2pm on Wednesday, November 2nd in both office locations:
818 N. Easton Rd Glenside (215-885-6020)
363 N. Main Street Doylestown (215-348-5301)