Tips for a Healthy Halloween

Halloween may not be the most-dentist-friendly holiday, but you can still have fun and enjoy the festivities if you take note of the following tips.

  • Feed your family a healthy dinner before they go trick-or-treating so they’re full and less tempted to reach into their candy bucket.
  • When purchasing candy to hand out to trick-or-treaters, choose kinds that you and your family do not like so you’re not tempted to sneak any while it’s in the house.
  • Keep the best, get rid of the rest. Since 30% of kids sort out their candy when they get done trick-or-treating,why not do something with those piles? Let your children keep their favorite pile(s), then rather than keeping the other piles that they’d just eat because they’re there, get rid of the rest. The remaining candy can be donated to a charity or food program, trashed, or best of all sold to their local dental office*!
Some of our Smile Generation offices will be participating in the Halloween Candy Buy Back program to benefit Operation Gratitude, a non-profit organization whose mission is to ” lift morale, bring a smile to a service  member’s face and express to our Armed Forces the appreciation and  support of the American people,” by sending care packages and letters of appreciation to our troops. Children 12 and under can bring in their candy and sell 1lb of candy for $1. Kids can sell up to 5 lbs of candy during the designated event times. Event dates and times vary per office. Contact your office for event details.
Check the list below to see a partial list of  participating Smile Generation offices. Click to see a MAP of ALL of our offices participating in the Halloween Candy Buy Back.


Alexander Dental Group and Orthodontics

3896 N. Martin L Kind Blvd.
North Las Vegas, NV 89032 

Anaheim Hills Dental Group
5731-A Santa Ana Canyon Road
Anaheim, CA, 92807

Diamond Bar Smiles
2841 S Diamond Bar Blvd, Suite B
Diamond Bar, CA, 91765

East Oaks Dental Group
593 N. Moorpark Road, Suite B
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

Forney Modern Dentistry and Orthodontics
101 North FM 548, Suite 105
Forney, TX, 75126

Hasley Canyon Dental Group & Orthodontics
29655 The Old Road
Castaic, CA, 91384

La Habra Modern Dentistry
1701 West Imperial Hwy, Suite B
La Habra, CA 90631 

Las Vegas Modern Dentistry 
7171 West Craig Road, Suite 102
Las Vegas, NV 89129

Main Street Dental Group
4360-C E. Main Steet
Ventura, CA 93003 

Moorpark Dental Group
718 Los Angeles Ave. Suite. #3
Moorpark, CA, 93021

Simi Valley Dental Group & Orthodontics
2410 Sycamore Drive, Suite A
Simi Valley, CA, 93065

Thousand Oaks Dental Group
1760 E. Avenida de los Arboles
Thousand Oaks, CA, 91362

Valencia Dental Group at Copper Hill
28134 Newhall Ranch Rd
Valencia, CA, 91355

 Woodbridge Dental Group and Orthodontics
3360 F.M. 544, Suite 930,
Wylie, TX 75098 

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4 Responses to “Tips for a Healthy Halloween”

  1. This is really awesome, I like the blog. I like the idea of the Candy Buy back program. This is a great way for kids to earn a couple extra dollars, and supporting our American Troops.

  2. Great simple tip of feeding healthy meal before Trick or treating! 🙂
    Thanks for the post!

  3. Giving leftover candy t a local charity is a great idea! Thanks for sharing.

  4. Love that the candy buy-back benefits Operation Gratitude! Thank you for supporting our troops!