Tuesday, 26 October 2010 12:02
Two area dentists are redefining the phrase “put your money where your mouth is.”
This Halloween, trick or treaters can bring their excess candy to Dr. Leslie and Darren Barrilleaux at 412 E. Willow Street (next to the Scottsboro Electric Power Board) and at 11093 Alabama Highway 71 in Pisgah and receive $1 per pound.
Drs. Barrilleaux are leading this anti-decay movement by giving away dollars and toothbrushes in exchange for this cavity provoking candy.
“Ditch the candy, that’s what we’re saying. Visiting your local dentist twice a year and brushing daily are great preventative measures, but doing away with excess sweets altogether would really give your teeth a healthy boost,” says Dr. Darren Barrilleaux.
Kids should still dress-up, go out and have fun, and yes even eat some candy, says Dr. Leslie Barrilleaux. But after picking out the best of their stash, they will probably have about 10 pounds left.
The Candy will be shipped overseas to our courageous troops (who could use a treat or two!) serving our country in the Middle East.
Global sugar consumption for kids increase by about 2% annually and currently sits at 50 million tons per year. This means parents need to be sure their kids teeth are being cared for more than ever. Candy, as well as hurting children’s teeth, can lead to hyperactivity and weight gain.
In some cases, the wrong types of candy can also lead to broken teeth and damaged braces.
Candy will be collected at the Scottsboro Office and Pisgah Office, Tuesday, November 2 and Wednesday, November 3 after Halloween, from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. The candy must be unopened.
It will then be shipped to our troops overseas, through Operation Gratitude.
For more information call 256-574-3993.
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