Lincroft, NJ — It's rare that children would let their dentist see them with their arms full of candy. But youngsters lined up November 3rd at Newman Springs Dental Care carrying sugary treats in boxes and bags.
To help prevent cavities and other oral unpleasantries associated with excess sugar consumption, the dental office offered its annual Halloween Candy Buy Back, a few days after “trick or treat” day. Children brought their excess spoils in exchange for $1 per pound turned in, flashing toothbrushes and snacks. The children were also entered in a contest with several chances to win DVD movies.
“All collected candy was boxed up and sent to troops overseas,” said Dr. Mitchel Friedman. The children also wrote letters to the soldiers to include with the packages. Dr. Julia Cintron added “Most youngsters were willing to part with their candy, with some even turning down the money.”
The event yielded 126 pounds of candy. Ronnie Miccuilla of American Recreational Military Services (ARMS.org) will make sure that the candy gets to our troops in individualized packages. The event was cosponsored by Comcast Spotlight.
Mitchel Friedman is the owner of Newman Springs Dental Care, which emphasizes general family dental care as well as cosmetic procedures. They offer several sedation options for the phobic dental patient. For more information please call 732-741-6444, or visit them on-line at www.NewmanSpringsDentalCare.com