Friday, October 05, 2012

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

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:

Participate in Trick or Treat for America’s ToothFairy!

CLICK HERE 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.

Sign Up for the America’s ToothFairy Kids Club!

CLICK HERE 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!

Follow These Tips from the ToothFairy for a Healthier Halloween!

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.

If You Love Candy, Indulge in SparX Candies!

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!


GIVEAWAY

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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58 comments:

  1. i think it's cool that the kids can receive personalized letters from the ToothFairy

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  2. i learned that their mission is to eliminate pediatric oral disease and promote overall health and well being for millions of children from vulnerable populations.

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  3. I learned that: Pediatric dental disease is 5 times more common than asthma and 7 times more common than hay fever.

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  4. I learned that affiliates use your donations to provide supplies for community health fairs! grammypenny@frontier.com

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  5. DeeAnn S2:53 PM

    I learned that 100% of all individual contributions go directly to child-saving programs!
    sweepster49 at comcast dot net

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  6. Ellen6:21 PM

    Dental disease more common than asthma wow

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  7. I never even realized the was a Toothfairy Club of America so that was good to find out...

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  8. Ciara B.10:54 AM

    i learned that $120 can protect a child's smile for a whole year

    cb_shorty2003@yahoo.com

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  9. I learned they will take donatoions online!

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  10. I learned that dental disease is more common than asthma!! that's surprising

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  11. they take online donations
    jessicawedwards@gmail.com

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  12. Anonymous10:37 PM

    I learned that dental issues are more common than asthma
    Stephanie Behlen
    stephb3095@aol.com

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  13. $120 can protect a child's smile for a whole year.

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  14. I like that they accept donations right over the internet.

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  15. I learned that MILLIONS of children suffer needlessly from untreated tooth decay. Thanks for the giveaway!

    -Rachael Henzman

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  16. Poor oral health can lead to painful infections, life long health complications, and can even be fatal.

    felecia@twinoaksfl.org

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  17. I learned that members of this FREE club receive personalized letters from the ToothFairy and quarterly fun and educational activities!

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  18. I learned that 100% of all individual contributions go directly to child-saving programs!

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  19. Theresa3:04 PM

    I learned there is a Toothfairy Club of America! Pretty sweet :D

    cc_girly(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  20. I learned they will take donatoions online - - Paul T/Pauline T aka Paul Tran..... emscout9 at Hotmail dot com

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  21. I learned that dental problems can also be associated with this & how common it can be for children to have it.
    Diane baum
    esldiane@gmail.com

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  22. Dental disease more common than asthma
    vmkdis3 at msn dot com

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  23. I think it is great to see so many tips and people involved in something like this! Kudos to Larry the Cable Guy and others for supporting a great cause!


    Em Darr

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  24. I learned that 100% of donations to the program go toward deserving kids! 100%!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

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  25. I learned that 100% of all individual contributions go directly to child-saving programs!

    ktgonyea at gmail.com

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  26. Tooth decay is 100% preventable! livinglearningeating AT gmail DOT com

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  27. Toothfairy Island (TFI) is a science-based curriculum available in English or Spanish.

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  28. shirley H5:53 PM

    I learned that 100% of all individual contributions go directly to child-saving programs


    cpsnsamples@aol.com

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  29. They accept donations over the internet.
    BBrittBrat1398@yahoo.com

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  30. Anonymous6:45 PM

    I discovered the Toothfairy Club of America!

    theyyyguy@yahoo.com

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  31. I learned that a child gets a whole year of dental care for just $120 raised (Corey Olomon)

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  32. MILLIONS of children suffer needlessly from untreated tooth decay, in pain so severe, they are unable to eat, sleep or concentrate in school.

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  33. I learned that NCOHF provides vital financial, product, and technical support to a growing national network of not-for-profit Affiliate programs and volunteer dental professionals delivering critical oral health services for underserved children.

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  34. I learned that 100% of all individual contributions go directly to child-saving programs!
    californiapoppys@yahoo.com

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  35. sarah c4:05 AM

    I learned that poor oral health can be fatal
    Crazyweirdo33@yahoo.com

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  36. I learned that Tooth decay is America’s #1 Chronic Childhood Disease.
    marcia.goss@gmail.com

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  37. I like that the psa features Larry the cable guy. ;)

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  38. I learned that MILLIONS of children suffer needlessly from untreated tooth decay, in pain so severe, they are unable to eat, sleep or concentrate in school.

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  39. Such a fun idea to get personalized letters from the tooth fairy
    hrddiana556@gmail.com

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  40. Dental Disease is more common than Asthma.

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  41. Judy Gregory1:29 PM

    MILLIONS of children suffer needlessly from untreated tooth decay, in pain so severe, they are unable to eat, sleep or concentrate in school.

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  42. kids can receive personalized letters from the ToothFairy

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  43. $120 can protect a child's smile for a whole year.

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  44. i like the Larry the Cable Guy PSA video cute
    susansmoaks at gmail dot com

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  45. I learned that I can BECOME A REAL LIFE TOOTHFAIRY!

    ltlbit1@hotmail dot com

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  46. I learned that NCOHF is exclusively focused on supporting delivery of comprehensive oral healthcare for underserved children.

    chrissylea1979 (at)gmail(dot) com

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  47. i learned that Pediatric dental disease is 5 times more common than asthma, which is surprising to me with the rise in asthma cases in recent years.

    jgar0047 at yahoo dot com

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  48. Jennifer Peaslee4:21 PM

    I learned that they provide resources to non-profits in order to help prevent oral diseases in kids...since 2006 they've given almost $10 million!

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  49. Left untreated, pediatric dental disease can lead to malnourishment, bacterial infections, required emergency surgery, and even death

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  50. Jenny Q5:25 PM

    I learned about the Tomorrow's Smiles program that helps provide oral health services to at risk youth.

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  51. Brad Merrell6:26 PM

    It's in Canada too

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  52. I learned that $120 protects a child's smile for a year. I like that the children receive a personalized note from the tooth fairy.



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  53. Thanks for the giveaway.

    p_halligan@yahoo.com

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  54. I learned that there is more kids tooth disease than asthma. Also Tomorrow's Smile provide care to at risk children.
    Me4Wrest@gmail.com

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  55. I love their mission "Your Donation Matters. 100% of all individual contributions go directly to child-saving programs."
    Fiona N

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  56. I learned that Larry the Cable Guy is a promoter

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  57. I learned that 100% of your donation helps provide underserved children! That's awesome that it is 100%

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  58. 100% of all individual contributions go directly to child-saving programs. That's an amazing perecentage!
    sarahyurga@yahoo.com

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