Cash for Candy! Local Dentist Takes a Stand Against Sweets this Halloween | Families

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Cash for Candy! Local Dentist Takes a Stand Against Sweets this Halloween
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One area dentist is redefining the phrase “put your money where your mouth is.”  This Halloween, trick-or-treaters can bring their excess candy to Bartram Dental Center in St Johns County and receive $1 per pound.  Dr Jason Lewis is leading this anti-decay movement by giving away dollars in exchange for cavity-provoking candy.

“’Ditch the candy’, that’s what we’re saying.  Visiting your dentist twice a year and brushing daily are great preventive measures, but doing away with sweets altogether would really give your teeth a healthy boost,” says Dr Jason Lewis from Bartram Dental Center.  “Kids can still have the fun of trick-or-treating, and now their piggy banks will benefit as well.”

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 also lead to broken teeth or damaged braces.

Candy will be collected at Bartram Dental Center the day after Halloween only, November 1st, between 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm.  The candy must be unopened.  Please no bites.  It will then be shipped to troops overseas through an organization called Operation Gratitude.

Dr Jason Lewis owns Bartram Dental Center in St Johns County, on CR210 just west of I95.  The office emphasizes general family dentistry care as well as cosmetic procedures.  Dr Lewis is also available to provide more information at 904.201.6000 or visit

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