Two Queen Anne dentists have joined forces to keep the Halloween fun rolling while helping kids, our troops deployed overseas and Northwest Harvest.

Trick-or-treaters can bring their excess candy to Little Pearls Kids Dentistry and Smiles by Smita Orthodontics and receive $1 per pound — up to 10 lbs per person.  Dr. Smita Patel and Dr. Daniel Yoo are leading the “Fall for cavity-free smiles” by giving away dollars in exchange for cavity-provoking candy.

“Have a few treats on Halloween night and even keep a couple more for later in the week.  Visiting your dentist twice a year and brushing daily are great preventive measures, but doing away with excess sweets altogether would really give your teeth a healthy boost,” said Yoo. “Kids can still have all the fun of trick-or-treating and give their piggy banks a healthy boost as well.”  In some cases, the wrong types of candy can also lead to broken teeth and damaged braces. 

Candy will be collected at Little Pearls Kids Dentistry and Smiles by Smita Orthodontics the day after Halloween on Nov. 1 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm.  Both dentists are at 2223 Queen Anne Ave N. 

The candy must be unopened. The candy will then be shipped overseas as part of Operation Gratitude’s Holiday Care Package to our troops.

Every dollar given out will also be matched and the amount donated to Northwest Harvest food bank.