Savage Orthodontist Offers Halloween Candy Buyback for Second Year

September 04, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Health News
SAVAGE, ST. PAUL AND MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA Cosmopolitan Orthodontics, a Lakeville and Savage orthodontics practice, is accepting candy donations for its annual Halloween candy buy-back program in October.

This is the second year that Dr. Jennifer Eisenhuth and Dr. Trudy Bonvino, the Savage orthodontist at Cosmopolitan Orthodontics, have offered the program. It is designed to encourage patients to donate candies that might be harmful to their orthodontic treatment to American soldiers serving overseas.

"Offering the buy-back program serves a couple of purposes for us," said Bonvino, a Lakeville and Savage orthodontics practitioner, who is a partner in Cosmopolitan Orthodontics, which opened in 2009. "It helps reduce the temptation for patients to eat sticky, chewy candies that can damage their braces, and it enables them to show our soldiers that they are in our thoughts and that we appreciate the sacrifices they make to keep us free."

Candies such as taffies, caramels and other chewy sweets can can break or bend wires, pull brackets off of teeth, and damage fixed retainers, said Bonvino, a Savage braces provider.

In an effort to get the staff involved in the contest, Cosmopolitan employees will predict how much candy will be donated by patients this year. Last year's contest resulted in nearly 800 pounds of candy being collected and sent to troops.

"As is the case every year we've held this program, our patients are generous enough to donate candy that they actually could have kept for themselves because it was safe to eat with braces," Bonvino said. "Our patients are incredibly generous with their donations when they learn who gets the donated candy."

Cosmopolitan's patients look forward to the buyback program each year, and they are rewarded for their giving spirit. For every pound of candy each patient donates, they receive tokens that can be used to acquire items such as gift cards and toys.

"We wouldn't feel right giving them candy and missing the opportunity to promote good oral health," said Bonvino, a Savage Invisalign, expert. "We like to share the message that it's OK to have candy, but it's important to brush after eating sugary sweets, especially if they are chewy, because those tend to stick to your teeth longer."

Learn More
If you would like to learn more about the Savage invisible braces providers at Cosmopolitan Orthodontics, please call (952) 469-3333 to schedule a free consultation with Dr. Trudy Bonvino, who is the orthodontist on staff as Cosmopolitan Orthodontics, or visit the Website: http://www.cosmoortho.com/ for more information. Cosmopolitan Orthodontics has two locations: 17757 Juniper Path in Lakeville, and 8310 C.R. 42 in Savage.

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