October 1, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CASH FOR CANDY
Local Dentist Takes a Stand Against Sweets this Halloween
Winter Park,FL – What’s a ghost’s favorite candy? BOO-ble gum!
One area dentist is redefining the phrase “put your money where your mouth is.” This Halloween, trick-or-treaters can bring their excess candy to The Dentist’s Studio in Winter Park,FL and receive $1 per pound. Dr. Zach Hodgins is leading this anti-decay movement by giving away dollars and electric glowing toothbrushes in exchange for cavity-provoking candy.
“Ditch the candy, that’s what we’re saying. Visiting your 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. Zach Hodgins from The Dentist’s Studio. “Kids can still have all of the fun of trick-or-treating, and now their piggy banks will benefit as well. Plus, these glowing brushes we’re giving out are really cool—they’re like light sabers for your mouth.”
Global sugar consumption by children increases 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. 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 Dentist’s Studio the day after Halloween, Monday November 1, 2010, only from 3 – 6 p.m. The candy must be unopened. Please no bites. It will then be shipped to troops overseas.
Dr Zach Hodgins is the owner and dentist at the Dentist’s Studio in Winter Park, FL. They emphasize family dentistry, as well as sedation and cosmetic dentistry. Dr Hodgins is available to provide more information at 407-647-1744, or visit The Dentist’s Studio on-line at Dentiststudio.com