Dr. Vijay Patel is leading an anti tooth-decay movement by giving away dollars in exchange for candy. From November 1st until November 9th, when patients bring in Halloween candy, Dr. Patel will give trick-or-treaters $1.00 per pound of candies donated.
“Kids can still experience the fun of trick or-treating, and now their piggy banks will benefit as well,” says Dr. Patel.
We all know that children love candy, but eating candy is hurting children’s teeth and may lead to hyperactivity and weight gain. In some cases, the wrong types of candy can also lead to broken teeth and damaged braces.
Global sugar consumption for kids increase 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.
This is the first year Dr. Patel is sponsoring the Halloween Candy Buy Back event. Children and patients can drop off their candies the following dates:
Claremont Dental Institute: 601 E Foothill Blvd., Claremont, CA 91711
From November 1st to November 9th 2012, during office hours Tel: (909)625-4101
Dental Care San Bernardino: 322 N H St, San Bernardino, CA 92410
From November 1st to November 9th 2012, during office hours Tel: (909)888-1301
Details of Dr. Patel’s other community events can be found online at :www.DentistClaremont.com and www.DentistSanBernardinoCA.com