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Monday, October 12
Don't miss the 11th annual Halloween Candy Buy Back program!
Halloween is a fun and exciting time for kids, but a destructible and toxic time for their teeth. As a parent, how do you stop your child from partaking in the joy that is trick-or-treating? With the help of the 11th annual Halloween Candy Buy Back program, in which local dentists “buy” back kids’ Halloween candy in exchange for product packages, cash, or other incentives, Halloween can be enjoyable for kids, parents, and even US troops overseas!
This year, Xlear Inc. wants to promote a positive dental health message and hope to introduce kids to the great tasting, natural sweetener, xylitol. While most children enjoy the taste of regular sugar candy, it is neither good for the child’s oral health or body. Our product packages will be full of goodies including xylitol candy provided by Xlear Inc. which tastes great and is actually beneficial to your child’s health!
Founded in 2005 by Dr. Chris Kammer, the Halloween Candy Buy Back Program began as a way to keep excess Halloween candy “off the streets” and help keep kids’ mouths healthier. This year, the program is moving to be a force for good by teaming up with Xlear Inc., the leading manufacturers of xylitol products, and Tess Oral Health, makers of dental, professional, and oral hygiene products. Together they will partner with dental offices nationwide to reach the goal of sending 100,000 toothbrushes overseas as well collect children’s Halloween candy to give the soldiers a holiday away from home. This simple act of kindness enables children to exchange their Halloween candy and receive a token in return while showing love and support to our men and women fighting for our country every day.
SparX Halloween Candy from Xlear includes 30 trick-or-treat sized bags of xylitol candy in three great flavors: Natural Fruit, Natural Berry, and Natural Citrus. These naturally-flavored candy “dots” are loved by kids and parents alike, and are available for a limited time at xlear.com.
Want to see if there's a candy buy back program in your area? Just check out the Halloween Candy Buy Back program website and input your zip code in the locator on the right side of the page. In a matter of seconds I found my local location. We've actually participated in the program before and the kids really actually enjoyed what they called "donating their candy to the troops". I was proud of them for giving it up so easily when they heard where it was going.