Halloween is less than two weeks away. Children across the country are preparing to wear costumes and head door-to-door to fill up bags with candy. As dental professionals, you know the dangers this can put their smiles in. Fortunately, Halloween can be a great time to run a promotion or raise awareness about cavity prevention.
Candy Buyback Programs
We have a couple of clients that each year offer a Halloween buyback program. Children can bring in extra candy, which the dentist then buys from them for a dollar per pound (or lets them trade for a small toy). The purchased candy is then donated to Operation Gratitude and given to troops overseas. This is a fun way to reduce how much sugary candy a kid has access to while also helping a great cause.
Reminders About the Dangers of Too Much Sugar
You can definitely find materials online to warn people about the dangers of consulting too much sugary snacks. For example, the American Dental Association website mouthhealthy.org has content on the most dangerous kinds of candy for your smile and steps to lessen the risk of decay in the holiday season. You can also write blog posts and share them on social media to help get the word out.
Discuss Candy Alternatives
Write a blog post or a social media post about fun alternatives to candy! You can talk about stickers, temporary tattoos, party favors, or other options. You can also remind people that these treats are also inclusive, providing fun for children with allergies that make most candies a dangerous prospect.
Promotions and Discounts
You can run promotions on dental cleanings and checkups, urging parents to bring kids in for a routine visit following their big trick or treat excursion! If you have any questions about running a promotion or deal in time for Halloween, then please contact MDPM Consulting today. Remember, we’re here to help!
Do you have questions about Halloween-related promotions? Looking for new ways to help your practice grow? Then contact us today and let us help! Send an email to MDPM Consulting at [email protected], or give us a call at 972-781-8861!