When your trick-or-treaters return from a ghoulish night of collecting candy, they’ll probably have scored enough to last through winter. Sweet! Yes, pun intended! While a solid stockpile of candy can help your kids obtain a certain level of coolness in the hierarchy of “kiddom”, it’s definitely not a benefit to their teeth and overall health. That’s why we love dentist candy buyback programs and initiatives like Operation Gratitude.
Why Choose a Dentist Candy Buyback Program?
According to the American Heart Association, children should consume no more than 25 grams (6 teaspoons) of sugar per day. “…Eating lots of added sugar early in life is linked to obesity, high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes. And those problems put children and young adults at risk for heart disease.”
Six teaspoons of sugar a day sounds like a lot, but remember every four grams of sugar equals one teaspoon. Take a look at the food labels on those candy bars and do the math. It adds up fast. Let’s also not forget those sugary treats can lead to cavities!
Where Can I Donate Leftover Halloween Candy in Idaho?
Sure, let your children enjoy the spoils of their trick-or-treat toils (remembering to brush afterward!). But, also think about this: dentists all over the state of Idaho are buying Halloween candy back from kids and donating it to different causes such as local homeless shelters, Operation Gratitude, for our overseas soldiers, and other great causes.
Not only will your little one ward off cavities by donating candy, but they’ll also earn a few dollars and help others! That’s a win-win-win; no “boos” about it!
Here is a short list of Delta Dental of Idaho dentists who are ready to buy back Halloween candy. If your dentist isn’t here, be sure to ask if they might consider it:
Make a difference this Halloween by giving a little back to the community and teaching your kids about sugar, oral health, and dentist candy buyback programs. If you’re interested in finding a new dentist, click here!