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halloween

Tips for parents to keep Halloween healthy

It’s Halloween. You don’t want to be the house that’s known for giving out carrot sticks, but you’d also like to hand out sweet treats that’s aren’t so bad on kids’ teeth. That’s where Chandler Dentist J. Philipp’s suggestions can help:

The Good Candies

• Sugar free lollipops stimulate saliva production, which flushes away bacteria.

• Chocolate melts quickly and it’s best to stick to plain.

• Sugar-free gum helps dislodge food particles and stimulates saliva production, which can prevent tooth decay.

The Bad Candies

• Sticky, chewy treats like gummy bears, caramel and taffy stick to your teeth. Generally, the stickier the candy, they worse it is for your teeth.

• Sour candies have high acid levels that break down tooth enamel.

• Hard candies stay in your mouth longer, coating it with sugar.

•  Jawbreakers can actually chip your teeth

While getting a bag full of candy is a child’s dream, it can be a parent’s nightmare. That’s why Dr. Philipp offers the following advice:

• Set a time to eat candy. Kids need to know that eating sweets isn’t a non-stop activity. Moderation is key and when kids know they have a specific ‘treat time’ they’re less likely to think about candy at other times.

• Brush and floss after eating sweets – and make it fun. Let kids pick out their brushes and pastes – just make sure the toothpaste contains fluoride.

• Talk about oral health. Halloween shouldn’t be about the message that “candy is bad for you” but that “excess” is not good for your teeth. It’s not just candy, but also fruit juices and snacks like pretzels.

GPEC Forum

GPEC hosts forum with 4 new companies

On May 29, the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) will host a forum featuring some of its locates, or businesses that GPEC and its partners have assisted in expanding or relocating to the Greater Phoenix region.
The companies, who have relocated or expanded from Minnesota, New York, Canada and the Netherlands, will discuss their decision to establish a presence in Greater Phoenix and their experiences since locating to the region.
The forum is part of GPEC’s ongoing ambassador event series.  Ambassadors are GPEC investors who help educate and inform stakeholders, policy-makers, citizens and media about key regional economic development issues.

FEATURED LOCATES INCLUDE:

Dalsin Industries:  Founded in Minnesota in 1945, Dalsin Industries has grown into a full-service job shop and contract manufacturer, specializing in sheet-metal fabrication and metal stamping. The company opened a new facility in Phoenix in December 2012.

Silent-Aire: A Canada-based, privately held family enterprise, Silent-Aire has been designing and manufacturing custom HVAC systems for more than 20 years, shipping its products all over the globe. Silent-Aire located in Gilbert in April 2013.

STEALTH Software: STEALTH Software is a Dutch-based software development company specializing in seamlessly and securely integrating applications and storage infrastructure. In February, STEALTH announced it will locate its U.S. headquarters in Greater Phoenix.

ZocDoc: ZocDoc, founded in New York in 2007, is a free service that allows patients to find a nearby doctor or dentist who accepts their insurance and to instantly book an appointment. In March, ZocDoc announced its plans to locate to Scottsdale.