We collected over 1,200 pounds of candy at Dollar$ Not Decay 2018
Dr. Black shows off the candy haul from Dollar$ Not Decay
Here at Timberhill Dental, we love Halloween — it’s a great holiday where kids and adults get to be creative, have fun, and connect with friends, family, and the community. But what we don’t love is seeing kids overindulging on candy to the detriment of their dental health.
We’re excited to see kids and adults dressed up in fun costumes, bobbing for apples, and having a great time on Halloween. Then on November 1st, we’re welcoming everyone to visit Timberhill Dental for Dollar$ Not Decay 2018.
For the 17th consecutive year, we’ll be buying back candy from local kids and making a matching donation to a great cause. Last year we collected over 1000 pounds and hope to collect even more this year!
When: November 1, 2018 from 3-7 p.m. Where: Timberhill Dental in Corvallis, at 2356 NW Professional Drive What: Dr. Black will buy candy for $2 per pound and make a matching donation to CASA – Voices for Children. Each participant will also receive a free toothbrush and be entered to win fun prizes.
Why Dollar$ Not Decay?
Candy can be a fun treat, but it’s not something anyone should be snacking on every single day. Unfortunately that’s what happens every Halloween. Kids get so much candy they just get into the habit of eating a bit every day and their teeth pay the price. Cavities, even in “baby teeth” are serious. Many kids end up going right from Halloween candy into holiday cookies and other snacks and treats during the November and December holidays.
Our plan with Dollar$ Not Decay isn’t to take the fun out of Halloween. We want kids to have fun trick or treating and enjoy some candy — we just don’t want them to overdo it. So instead of indulging in the days and weeks after Halloween, bring your candy to Timberhill Dental and get your kids some spending money!
Dr. Black Says…
When you keep snacking on sugary foods, you’re increasing your risk of cavities. When under attack by sugar and acid, your saliva can’t do its job of:
Buffering out acid
See You There!
If you have questions or want to learn more, give us a call at (541) 754-0144. We’re here to help!