Halloween is one of the best times of the year but the worst time for your teeth and braces. We ask our patients to refrain from eating sticky or chewy things when braces are on. We encourage our patients to dress up go out and trick or treat. We ask them to choose candy that will not break brackets, if they get a choice. We ask that our patients eat a few pieces in at a time and then brush or rinse their teeth afterwards. If patients receive candy that they can not eat or don't want to eat we allow our patients to bring in unwanted or hard & sticky candy. We Swap them 1 coin per every pound that they bring in. For every pound they get to fill out one raffle ticket for a chance to win one of three prizes. We just ask our patients to bring candy in between November 4th and 7th. (If you don't have an appointment please call first). We will then use the candy to make gift bags for the military troops over seas. Patients who bring in candy after November 7th may still get coins for turning in candy but won't be entered in the raffle.