SCARSDALE, NY – Moshe Glick, DDS, is redefining the phrase “put your money where your mouth is.” This Halloween, kids can bring their excess trick or treat candy to any of Dr. Moshe A. Glick’s three family dental practices, Washington Heights Dental, Scarsdale Dental Team, and Riverdale Family Dental, and receive $1 per pound (up to $5). What’s more is that the excess candy will be donated by Dr. Glick to U.S. soldiers abroad.
“Kids tend to overdo it on Halloween with candy, which is supposed to be an occasional treat, and not consumed by the pound. Through this project, we are encouraging kids to adopt better oral health habits. In addition to limiting the amount of sugary snacks consumed, we provide a free toothbrush and oral home care instruction” according to Dr. Moshe A. Glick. “Equally important, through Operate Gratitude, we are providing a small treat and a boost of morale to U.S. soldiers aboard, who are risking their lives everyday to serve this country. Kids can still have all of the fun of trick-or-treating, with a little extra cash on hand. Plus, they can feel good about helping out our soldiers!”
In addition to tooth decay, the American Heart Association warns that increased sugar consumption among children is linked to a variety of health problems including obesity, high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol, heart disease and stroke, all potential long-term side effects of a poor diet.
Candy, which must be unopened, will be collected on Friday, November 1, from 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m at three locations, which are the offices of Dr. Glick: