Halloween Candy Buy Back
November 02, 2011
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I am pleased to announce the "2011 Halloween Candy Buy-Back" by local dentist, Dr. Yati Yadav, DDS, FAGD, owner of Your Family Dentist, PC at 83rd Avenue and Cactus Rd in Peoria, AZ (YourFamilyDentistAZ.com).

In summary:

  • Kids bring their candy to Your Family Dentist and earn a free kids meal at Red Robin Restaurant.
  • All the candy donated will be shipped to our courageous Troops serving our country overseas -- who could use a treat or two.
  • This is the 4th year YourFamilyDentistAZ.com has collected the treats.
  • We have teamed up with 2 local elementary schools to collect the candy.  In addition, the students will also send a letter/picture to say Thank You and Happy Veterans Day (Nov 11).


Local dentist, Dr. Yati Yadav, DDS, FAGD, owner of Your Family Dentist, PC in Peoria, AZ, is redefining the phrase “put your money where your mouth is!”.  This Halloween, trick-or-treaters can bring their candy to the office of Your Family Dentist, PC in Peoria, AZ (8390 W. Cactus Rd.) and receive a free kid’s meal at Red Robin Restaurant.  This is the 4th year that YourFamilyDentistAZ.com has collected the Halloween treats for the Troops. 

So the kids can feel good about giving up their sweets, the collected candy will be shipped to our courageous Troops serving our country overseas -- who could sure use a treat or two!

 “This Halloween, I’m hoping kids will pick out a few favorite pieces and then treat the Troops to the rest.   Visiting your dentist twice a year and brushing daily are great preventative measures, but doing away with excess sweets altogether would really give your teeth a healthy boost,” says Dr. Yati Yadav from Your Family Dentist, PC.  “Kids can still have all of the fun of trick-or-treating, and also feel good about sharing their treats with the Troops.”

“There is only so much restraint Moms and Dads can put on their children when they are having so much fun during Halloween.  But, when kids haul in bags with more than 100 pieces of candy in them, we have to find ways to educate them (and their parents) about the consequences of eating that much candy.”

Dr. Yadav’s philosophy is reinforced by the fact that global sugar consumption for kids increases by about 2% annually and currently is at 50 million tons per year, which means that 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 and damaged braces.

Candy will be collected from now until Monday, November 7th at Your Family Dentist, PC, 8390 West Cactus Rd #110 (83rd Ave & Cactus Rd) in Peoria, AZ.  The candy must be unopened.

In addition to collecting candy for our courageous Troops, two local schools (Arroyo Elementary School, 4535 W Cholla in Glendale and Copper Ridge Elementary School in Scottsdale) will be encouraging the kids to honor Veterans Day (Nov 11) by writing a letter or drawing a picture to say thank you for protecting them.  These letters will be included in the packages to the Troops.

Dr. Yati Yadav, DDS, FAGD, owner of Your Family Dentist, PC, is a leader in the anti-cavity movement and is available to provide more information at 623-878-3300, or visit YourFamilyDentistAZ.com.

Halloween Candy Buy-Back

Where:  Your Family Dentist, PC 83rd Ave & Cactus Rd. - 8390 W. Cactus Rd #110, Peoria, AZ

When:  Now until November 7, 2011

5 Steps To Healthy Teeth:

  1. Brush twice a day for at least one minute and floss daily. 
  2. Drink waterafter you eat or drink. 
  3. Finish anysweet food, especially candy or soda, within five minutes to avoid longercontact of sugar with teeth.
  4. Use fluoridemouthwash at night for one minute after brushing and flossing.
  5. Visit a dentistevery six months.