Halloween Candy Buy Back in Lincroft to Benefit Soldiers
Newman Springs Dental Care is redefining the phrase “put your money where your mouth is.” Now that Halloween is over, trick-or-treaters can bring their excess candy to the Lincroft dental office and receive $1 per pound. Drs. Mitchel Friedman and Julia Cintron are leading this anti-decay movement by giving away dollars and glowing timer toothbrushes in exchange for cavity-provoking candy. This Lincroft family dental practice has sponsored this event since 2009 with Comcast Spotlight.
“On November 4th from 3 to 5 PM, give up the candy to make a difference; that’s what we’re saying. Visiting your dentist twice a year and brushing daily are great preventative measures, however doing away with excess sweets altogether would really give your teeth a healthy boost,” says Dr. Friedman from Newman Springs Dental Care. “Kids can still have all of the fun of trick-or-treating, and now their piggy banks will benefit, as well. Plus, these FireFly glowing brushes we’re giving out are really cool — they light up for two minutes, the ideal time for brushing.” There will be snacks and the kids are encouraged to dress up. As a special bonus, there will be a drawing for several special prizes.
Global sugar consumption for children increases by about 2% every year and is currently 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 Newman Springs Dental Care, 539 Newman Springs Road Lincroft, the Monday after Halloween (November 4th) only from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. The candy must be unopened. Please, no bites. It will then be shipped to our troops overseas thanks to Army Recreational Military Services (ARMS). ARMS’s goal for this year is to provide a care package for every tri-state area service member. Visit www.supportarms.org for more information on how to help ARMS achieve this goal.
Dr. Mitchel Friedman is the owner of Newman Springs Dental Care, which emphasizes general family dental care as well as cosmetic procedures. Thursdays from 3:30 to 7:30 allow families to be treated at the same time after school and work. 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.