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Join America’s ToothFairy in Preventing Pediatric Dental Disease, and Enter This Giveaway for SparX Candies Made with Xyli

Posted Oct 05 2012 3:01pm
Trick-or-treating can be a lot of fun, but the resulting cavities from eating too much candy are definitely NOT fun. America’s ToothFairy , a program of the National Children’s Oral Health Foundation to eliminate the preventable pain and suffering of at-risk children from pediatric dental disease, wants to help your family have a healthy Halloween … minus the cavities! Here’s how
to join this fun virtual campaign, which encourages positive oral health habits and helps rescue vulnerable children from the pain associated with rampant dental disease. Set up a fundraising page for yourself or a team and help change children’s lives! All public donations go directly to helping at-risk children.

to sign up your child for the America’s ToothFairy Kids Club! Each child will receive a personalized Letter from the ToothFairy and quarterly fun, educational activities!

Halloween is just around the corner and with it comes costumes, parties and lots of sugary treats. It is hard not resist the temptation of candy bowls filled to the brim! However, after the costumes and decorations have been packed away and there are only remnants left in the once-filled candy dish, you and your children may be left with some painful reminders of eating too many sweets. Make this year memorable and sweet without all the sugar with these fun tips for a healthy Halloween!

• Hand out sugar-free candy to trick-or-treaters. You are still giving them a sweet treat, but without the cavities!
• Make the focus about something other than sugar, host a Halloween party for a good cause benefitting a children’s charity. Everyone can bring a dollar for the charity and a healthy dish to eat at the party.
• Dress up as the ToothFairy and give out multi-colored toothbrushes instead of candy this year.
• Feed your child prior to Halloween festivities or trick or treat activities to avoid snacking.
• Have healthy, tooth-friendly snacks available such as fruit, vegetables, cheese and yogurt. Avoid sticky and starchy snacks that can cling to teeth and cause decay.
• Rather than have the holiday focus around eating a bunch of sugar-laden sweets, center it around an activity such as going to a local pumpkin patch and holding a family pumpkin-carving contest.
• If you are hosting a party, use healthy foods to make fun treats that the kids can enjoy. With a little fruit, some paper plates and toothpicks, children can create their own Monster Face. Melon balls or grapes make great monster’s eyeballs, simply spear the melon balls with the toothpicks and poke through the paper plate. For the monster’s nose, spear strawberries or orange slices, and for the monster’s smile, a banana will do just fine!
• For a healthy smile year round, remember to brush, and floss your teeth twice a day and visit your dentist once every six months! For children ages 6 and up, use a fluoride rinse.

Sweetened with 100% natural xylitol, which has been promoted by dentists and dental hygienists, this candy can help improve overall dental health and promote mineral absorption into the teeth. SparX candies come in three yummy flavors: berry, citrus, and fruit!

One lucky winner will receive a 30-pack of Halloween SparX Candy (sweetened only with 100% natural xylitol)! To enter, simply fill out the easy Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and will end on Friday, October 19, 2012.

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