Halloween Candy Buy Back Event

Halloween Candy Buy Back Event
Posted on 10/16/2015

Trick-or-Treating for a Cause

It's the season where families dress up, partner up and go trick-or-treating. Willowbrook Orthodontics does not discourage participation in all Halloween festivities, activities, and parties. NO! In fact, we highly encourage you to dress up and collect as much candy as you can!

Fun For Willowbrook, Burr Ridge, Darien, Westmont, and Hinsdale Families!

Our orthodontic team invites all children, young, old, or young at heart, to enjoy trick-or-treating, and have an opportunity to give back as well. This year, we are partnering up with Operation Gratitude and holding a Halloween Candy Buy Back! This program will allow us to share a piece of home and the Halloween holiday spirit with our troops overseas. Simply bring your child into our Willowbrook office and we will give your child $1 for every pound of candy they turn in for donation, up to ten pounds per child. We will then mail the candy to Operation Gratitude who will then ship it off to the troops. It’s that simple!

When: Monday, November 2, 2015 through Tuesday November 10, 2015

Where: Willowbrook Orthodontics, 7000 S. Adams St., Suite 150, Willowbrook, IL 60527

Tips For Maintaining Good Oral Health Through Halloween

Willowbrook Orthodontics knows that your child will come back home with at least one big bag full of candy. Of course there are concerns that come with receiving and consuming all this candy like uncontrollable energy levels, the possibility that cavities will develop, and others oral issues. But, what is the best way for you to handle this?

Here are a few tips on how to help your child maintain proper oral health even through this sweet time of year.

  1. Ensure your child brushes and flosses their teeth more often on days they consume some of their Halloween treats.
  2. Limit the amount of sticky and hard candies they consume.
  3. Donate candy to a local hospital or convalescent home.
  4. Trade some candy with your child for healthy snacks (i.e. apple, celery, etc.) and share the candy with your co-workers
  5. Participate In our Halloween Candy Buy Back.

Donate Candy in Willowbrook, Morton Grove, Oak Park, or Buffalo Grove, IL

After you and your child or children have sorted through and determine which candies to keep and which candies to donate, come on by one of our orthodontic offices and we will do the rest. Contact us for more information about the Halloween Candy Buy Back Program or the orthodontic services we offer. Be sure to bring your pictures from Halloween night as well, we would love to hear all about it! We look forward to seeing you in our office soon!