Monthly Archives: October 2013

Atlanta Dental Spa and the Halloween Candy Buy Back

 ADS is participating in Operation Gratitude, again!

With Halloween quickly approaching, you might be starting to think, “What am I going to do with all of that candy?” Atlanta Dental Spa can help. We are participating in the Halloween Candy Buy Back (in conjunction with Operation Gratitude), which sends candy to our troops overseas. Not only is this for a great cause, but it also keeps your kids from having all of that sugar.

Last year, we collected more than 1500 pounds of candy for our troops!

This year we will give your children $1.00 for every pound of candy (up to $5.00). We will then package and send that candy to Operation Gratitude. They will send the candy all over the world to our troops. Stop by our office between November 1st and 5th (7:00 am – 5:00 pm) to get your candy weighed. Leave the office with money in your pocket and a smile on your face, knowing that you did something great and were rewarded for it.

We’re Accepting Candy in Both Locations!

 

Roswell

1875 Old Alabama Road, Suite 130

Roswell, GA 30076


Buckhead

3189 Maple Drive

Atlanta, GA 30305

 

In order to continue to give back, the annual Halloween Candy Buy Back helps Atlanta Dental Spa improve children’s health, and say thanks to those serving for our freedom.

All you have to do is bring us that extra candy!


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Operation Gratitude: Atlanta Dental Spa Candy Buy Back

ADS is participating in Operation Gratitude, again!

With Halloween quickly approaching, you might be starting to think, “What am I going to do with all of that candy?” Atlanta Dental Spa can help. We are participating in the Halloween Candy Buy Back (in conjunction with Operation Gratitude), which sends candy to our troops overseas. Not only is this for a great cause, but it also keeps your kids from having all of that sugar. Halloween1

Last year, we collected more than 1500 pounds of candy for our troops! This year we will give your children $1.00 for every pound of candy (up to $5.00). We will then package and send that candy to Operation Gratitude. They will send the candy all over the world to our troops. Stop by our office between November 1st and 5th (7:00 am – 5:00 pm) to get your candy weighed. Leave the office with money in your pocket and a smile on your face, knowing that you did something great and were rewarded for it.

We’re Accepting Candy in Both Locations!

Roswell

1875 Old Alabama Road, Suite 130

Roswell, GA 30076

Buckhead

3189 Maple Drive

Atlanta, GA 30305

In order to continue to give back, the annual Halloween Candy Buy Back helps Atlanta Dental Spa improve children’s health, and say thanks to those serving for our freedom.

All you have to do is bring us that extra candy!

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Halloween Candy Chaos

Halloween is only a couple of weeks away and as parents we can already envision the scene unfolding:

Little Johnny and Little Susie getting all revved up to go out trick or treating, not eating much dinner because they are excited and ready to go door to door on their candy accumulation quest. Getting dressed up and waiting for the first hint of twilight and then off they go hurtling towards each neighbor’s door with reckless abandon. It’s a feast or famine, take no prisoners, a fierce competition and battle of the strongest warrior (or princess) to see just how much candy one bag can hold without ripping. Finally, as the bags and buckets brim over with candy, or the parents raise the white flag, its time to return home to a barbaric feasting of all things sugary, sticky, and tacky. Finally, after a night of candy revelry, and a sugar crash, the kids are put to bed. Then the parents dive in to the leftovers, helping themselves to the best of what’s left over, even perhaps stashing some in a secret hiding places. That’s when the true frightening acts begin. Dark slobbering creatures come out from the shadows, invading the crevices and nooks and crannies of Johnny and Susie’s mouths, feasting off the residual sugar bath of candies they just ate. They also begin to make themselves at home in the parents’ mouths and they start to excrete acids that will slowly start to erode and destroy tooth enamel. Oh, the horror!

 


It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that overindulging or overloading on candy is a celebration for oral bacteria. The bacteria in our mouths live for dining on the sugary sweets that we engorge, producing scaffolding to live on, and producing acids that erode and weaken our enamel, causing cavities. Thus, the less exposure to refined sugars and carbohydrates, the better the health and beauty of our pearly whites. There are several ways to help enjoy the festivities of Halloween while reducing these ill effects on our smile. Here are a couple of hints:

  • Send the kids out to trick or treat after eating a balanced dinner so that their full stomachs will help reduce overindulging on their candy stash.
  • Drink lots of water (fluoridated) to help stay hydrated in addition to helping rinse the teeth of excess debris and fortifying them with fluoride.
  • Chewing xylitol gum after eating candy will help remove some of the sweet sticky substances left behind, in addition to neutralizing acids produced by cavity-causing plaque.
  • Brushing and flossing after partaking in chocolates, gummies, and other sweets is an absolute necessity to clean the teeth from sticky leftovers.
  • Consider donating three fourths of the candy to soldiers overseas and keeping one fourth of the candy for special treats and rewards.
  • When having a sugary treat, consumption should be after a main meal as saliva production will be at its peak and will assist in breaking down food particles and bacteria.

 

Remember, moderation is key, and yes, this includes you too, parents!

Please remember that good and sensible daily oral care habits lead to happier ghosts and goblins and many great Halloweens to come. It’s never too late to start on a healthy oral regiment for you and your family – don’t wait until Halloween to crack the broomstick!

We wish you and your family a happy and safe Halloween!

Referral Program

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So we’ve launched a new program called ADS plus. It’s a rewards program based on patient referrals. Here are the basics:

  • For every person you refer to Atlanta Dental Spa, you get a gift.
  • You get to choose said gift.
  • There are five gifts, one of which is a monthly special.
  • If you refer the most friends, family, co-workers, random people you meet at a holiday party, that guy you always awkwardly make small talk with at the gym, etc., in one month, we’ll write you a $250 check.
  • If you refer the most in one year, we’ll write you a $1,000 check. Yes, one grand.

This month’s special is a FitBit Flex wireless activity and sleep tracker. Never heard of it? Here’s the rundown:

It’s a flexible, thin wristband that tracks your steps, distance, and burned calories (like the old step trackers that kept count while you retrieved the mail, except the FitBit calculates, quantifies and encourages actual activity). The device also tracks sleep quality at night for a balanced wellness regime. Check out the product page for more information.


We are extending the November special through the end of the year. The FitBit is an excellent little gem to jump ahead of the January fitness rush and be proactive in maintaining your wellness regime throughout the holiday season. If you already have a FitBit or similar fitness tracking device, the FitBit Flex makes for a perfect gift.

Still not convinced? Check out what others are saying:
From FitSugar: Reasons to Track Your Fitness
From MensHealth: The Best Running Gear
From LiveScience: In-Depth FitBit Flex Review

Be sure to stop by our ADS plus page to learn more about friends and family referrals and rewards!