MaconSmiles Halloween Candy Buyback 2019!

MaconSmiles Halloween Candy Buyback 2019!
Posted on 10/21/2019

At Macon Smiles, we're proud to offer comprehensive dental care ranging from general and preventive dentistry to convenient, effective cosmetic dental treatment. But beyond offering dental treatments here in our office, we also strive to support our patients through every aspect of achieving a healthy smile – and that becomes extra important this time of year. With Halloween just around the corner, we know plenty of kids in Macon and the surrounding areas are looking forward to a night of indulging in delicious candies and sweets. But those Halloween candies come with a downside, and that's why we're offering a candy buyback program for Halloween 2019. This year we will be I am buying wrapped candy from kids $1/lb during office hours, Monday Nov 04-Fri Nov 08, 2019 and sent to Operation Shoebox who will make care packages for our military troops serving overseas.

Protect Your Teeth & Bring Us Your Candy This Halloween

First, let's be clear: we're not trying to ruin all the fun. Everyone deserves to enjoy now and again, and Halloween is a fun opportunity for kids to dig into a mountain of candy that doesn't come at any other time of year. In moderation, that's totally ok – but that candy also comes with drawbacks. 

Candy is full of sugar, and when you eat candy, naturally-occuring bacteria digest that sugar and break it down into acids. These acids stick to the teeth and eat away at them, corroding and weakening tooth enamel. Without treatment, this process can cause tooth sensitivity, cavities, and dental decay. 

So how can you protect yourself from dental problems on Halloween? For starters, limit the frequency of times you consume candy: each time you eat a piece, you're exposing your teeth to sugar and acids again, so the less this happens the better. Also make sure to brush and floss your teeth after eating candy to flush out acids and mitigate the damage. And finally, don't feel like you have to finish your Halloween candy. Take Halloween night to enjoy it and dig in, then bring the rest to our office for your next dental check-up. We'll give trick-or-treaters $1 for every pound of candy they bring in, and we'll donate all candy received to Operation Gratitude, a non-profit that works with volunteers to send care packages to our troops overseas. 

Schedule an Appointment with Your Macon, GA Family Dentist

Our Halloween Candy Buyback is a great way to limit the damage that Halloween does to your teeth without mourning the loss of candy, and we encourage you to take advantage by bringing in your leftover candy at your next dental appointment. Need to schedule a visit? No problem – just request one using our easy online form. We can't wait to hear from you, and we look forward to helping you keep your smile healthy and beautiful this Halloween!