Trading Candy For Cash

This Halloween, trick-or-treaters can bring their excess candy to Ariana Dental in Broken Arrow and receive $1 for each pound.

Drs. Michael Ariana, Jamie Ariana, and Lauren Avery are leading this anti-decay movement by giving away dollars and toothbrushes in exchange for cavity-producing candy.  Then they are sending the candy to our troops overseas.

“Kids can still have all of the fun of trick-or-treating, and now their piggy banks will benefit as well.  Plus, all of the candy we collect will be shipped to our men and women serving our country overseas in the armed forces," said Dr. Michael Ariana from Ariana Dental.

Global sugar consumption for kids increases by about 2% annually and currently sits at 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 lead to broken teeth and damaged braces.

Candy will be collected at Ariana Dental the Monday and Tuesday after Halloween (Nov. 2 and 3) from 3-5 PM.  The candy must be unopened.

As a special bonus, there will be a drawing for an IPod.

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