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Bowl of Candy in the Dentist's Office

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Last week, I stopped into a nearby dentist's office. I'm looking for a new one and like to meet the folks and look around before deciding.

I joked to the receptionist about the big bowl of candy sitting on the counter. She explained that they ask the child's parent for permission and explain to the child that they can take candy provided they immediately go into the bathroom and brush their teeth. She laughed and said that you wouldn't believe how many kids turn down the candy at that point.

Okay, so it seemed like a good plan. But the more I thought about it, I realized that even though they were trying to foster good dental care, no one was paying attention to sugar and health for the kids. It's so much a part of our diets that we don't think twice about it.

Wishing all a happy, healthy day.
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