Martinez, California – Muir Station Smiles is hosting a Halloween candy buy-back program, November 1 – 3, 2017.
This is the first year that Muir Station Smiles has offered the program which is designed to accomplish two goals. First, the program entices young patients to donate candy that might be harmful to their orthodontics and secondly it encourages children to give back by donating their candy to the men and women serving our country overseas.
“Offering the buy-back program serves a couple of purposes for us,” said orthodontist Dr. Zhanna Konovalenko, “It removes the temptation for patients to eat sticky, chewy candy that can damage their braces or liners, and it gives us a chance to show our soldiers that we acknowledge and appreciate the sacrifices they make to keep us free and safe.”
“Parents know that daily brushing and flossing, combined with twice-a-year visits to the dentist, will help limit the onset of cavities. Limiting excess sweets can also go a long way to preventing tooth decay as well as establishing good dietary habits. In addition, too much candy can lead to hyperactivity and weight gain. Some types of candy can also result in broken or chipped teeth” added pediatric dentist Ruben Espinoza.
The program is easy. Any trick-o-treater or patient can come into our practice at 582 Center Ave. in Martinez from November 1-3, 2017. Our staff will weigh the child’s candy and give each child $1 for every pound of candy they bring in.
Muir Station Smiles has partnered with non-profit Move America forward to process all the candy, pack and ship it to our troops.
About Muir Station Smiles
Muir Station Smiles was founded in 2016 offering the East Bay community services in pediatric dentistry as well as orthodontics. Muir Station Smiles uses the latest technological advancements in the industry, such as invisible ceramic braces, lingual braces, and Invisalign® to treat patients. The practice also specializes in pediatric dentistry and is dedicated to the oral health of infants, children, adolescents and patients with special health care needs.
About Move America Forward
Move America Forward (MAF) is a nonprofit military charity based in Sacramento, California and the nation’s largest grassroots pro-troop organization dedicated to supporting the brave men and women of our Armed Forces. Their mission is to provide care packages and letters from grateful Americans to the troops deployed in combat areas around the world. MAF has sent over 345 tons of care packages to deployed troops and continues to this day. MAF is supported by hundreds of thousands of pro-troop activists, veterans, and military families all across the nation. They work with other non-profits, military service organizations, corporate sponsors, community networks and private citizens to support the U.S. Military and demonstrate affirmatively their appreciation and admiration for their service to America.