Carolyn Melita, DDS
11 Alexander Ave
Belmont, MA 02478
(617) 484-3260

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Belmont Orthodontics Halloween Buy Back Program!

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October 18, 2012 – Belmont, MA – One area orthodontist is redefining the phrase “put your money where your mouth is.” This Halloween, trick-or-treaters can bring their excess candy to Dr. Carolyn Melita of Belmont Orthodontics and receive $1 per pound. In addition, Dr. Melita will donate another $1 per pound to the Foundation for Belmont Education.

“When we pay children for their Halloween candy, we help them avoid the potential for harming their teeth or braces. It’s a fun way to reward the kids for their efforts and to involve them in supporting their community,” said Dr. Melita. “We invite all children, not just our patients, to turn in their candy.”

Global sugar consumption for kids increases by about 2% annually and currently sits at 50 million tons per year, which means parents need to be sure their kids teeth are being cared for more than ever. Candy, as well as hurting children’s teeth, can lead to hyperactivity and weight gain. In some cases, the wrong types of candy can also lead to broken teeth and damaged braces. “In general, things that are hard and crunchy or very sticky and chewy can damage braces,” says Dr. Melita.

Parents of children who wear braces may want to check out their children’s Halloween candy and eliminate these potential braces-busters.

Dr. Melita notes that the days immediately following Halloween are usually an orthodontist’s busiest time of year for emergencies. She offers seasonal braces-friendly recipes on her website so patients have alternatives to damaging sugary sweets.

Dr. Melita’s office will accept Halloween candy through the month of November. The Halloween buy-back program is open to all patients and to the public.

For more information, call (617) 484-3260, or visit Belmont Orthodontics online at

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