Halloween Candy Donation at Emerson Dental Arts

October is National Dental Hygiene month.  It is also the month we celebrate Halloween.  It’s kind of ironic, or perhaps October was chosen for NDH on purpose?  Every year at Emerson Dental Arts, we support the oral health of local kids by hosting a Halloween Candy Donation.  The idea is to limit the amount of sugar the kids consume, while also doing something good for the community. 

The donated treats will be shipped to U.S. troops abroad and brought to local churches surrounding Emerson, NJ.  We also make a monetary donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, for every child that participates.  Have children bring in candy to Dr. Katz’s office at 310 Main Street in Emerson, NJ on the following dates:

Monday 11/4 from 10a-6p (please park on Eagle Dr in evening)
Wednesday 11/6 from 12p-6p
Thursday 11/7 from 10a-1p

We have been hosting the Halloween Candy donation program for over a decade, and are pleased to continue it. In addition to giving children a chance to help others, the Halloween Candy donation may reduce the risk that children will need to visit an Emerson, NJ dentist for oral health problems associated with a diet high in sugar. Foods and drinks that are high in sugar can contribute to tooth decay, or cavities.

 

By age 5, about 60 percent of U.S. children will have experienced tooth decay, according to the “State of Little Teeth Report,” a 2014 American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry document based on a survey of 1,000 parents.*

Untreated cavities are a fairly common problem among children, affecting about one-fifth of children between the ages of 5 and 11, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.** These oral health problems can lead to infections, chewing issues and even malnutrition. Although good oral hygiene is important year round, Dr. Katz reminds his patients that it is especially of concern around holidays such as Halloween. He recommends that parents and children avoid sour candies, which can be too acidic, and sticky treats, which are in contact with the teeth for longer periods of time.

Dr. Katz encourages everyone near Emerson, NJ to take part in this years’ Halloween Candy Donation Program, and to take preventative measures to help maintain good oral health. People looking for more information about the donation program can call or text us at (201) 261-3364.

Dr. Archer Katz is a general and cosmetic dentist offering personalized, painless and superior dental care for patients in Emerson, NJ. Dr. Katz earned his undergraduate degree in Psychology/Chemistry in 1981 from Rutgers University, and received his DMD from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 1985. Dr. Katz believes in continuing education and is certified in BIOLASE Laser Technology, Invisalign® Orthodontics, Advanced Endodontics and Periodontics, and more. In addition, he is an active member of the American Dental Association, Bergen County Dental Society, the New Jersey Dental Association and the Academy of Facial Esthetics.  Dr. Katz has been voted a Bergen Top Dentist, for 2019, in Bergen Magazine.  He has also been chosen as one of America’s Top Dentists since 2007 by Consumers Research Council of America. To learn more about Emerson Dental Arts and the services Dr. Katz provides, please visit our website at www.emersondentalarts.com or call/text (201) 261-3364.

 

*excerpt from the washingtonpost.com

**excerpt from the cdc.gov

 

Author
Lisa K.

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