Collecting Halloween candy not only helps protect children's dental health, it also shows kids that you're never too young to give back.
SAN DIEGO, CA, October 17, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- For the second year, All Smiles Pediatric Dentistry is preparing for a Candy Buy Back in conjunction with Operation Gratitude. From Nov. 4-7, San Diego children can bring in their wrapped Halloween candy and All Smiles will purchase it back from them for $1 per pound. The wrapped candy is collected by Operation Gratitude, which sends care packages to men and women serving overseas in the armed forces.
During last year's Candy Buy Back, All Smiles Pediatric Dentistry collected 350 pounds of candy to send to U.S. forces. This year, they hope to beat that record and buy back 400 pounds of Halloween candy. Kids can also write notes to members of the U.S. military to be included in the care packages, which are distributed by Operation Gratitude.
"At All Smiles, we are honored to serve San Diego and the wider world through community service opportunities," explains All Smiles Pediatric Dentistry founder Dr. Allen Job, DDS, MS, MPH, MS. "Collecting Halloween candy not only helps protect children's dental health, it also shows kids that you're never too young to give back. The care packages that Operation Gratitude creates with the candy we buy back are a 'sweet' morale booster, and one way we can say thank you to the men and women who serve our country."
The Halloween Candy Buy Back is just one part of the commitment to service at All Smiles Pediatric Dentistry. From partnering with local nonprofits to improve the lives of people in San Diego to international mission trips that provide oral care to people in developing countries, helping others is a consistent focus for Dr. Job and his staff.
Are you concerned about what Halloween treats and other candy mean for your child's dental health? Contact All Smiles Pediatric Dentistry today by phone at 858-634-0072 to set up an appointment, or schedule your visit online at www.allsmilespediatricdentist.com
.About All Smiles Pediatric Dentistry
All Smiles Pediatric Dentistry is a San Diego-based pediatric dental practice
that focuses on dental care for children and special needs patients. They are dedicated to providing top-quality oral care to all children in a comfortable and friendly environment. To learn more about the practice, visit www.allsmilespediatricdentist.com