It may be time to put away the costumes, but for parents, Halloween is certainly not over. In the aftermath of trick-or-treating marathons, pounds of collected candy means moms and dads face cavities and hyperactive rug rats, potentially for weeks on end.
Local dentists are offering a solution.
In an effort to cut down on tooth decay and give back at the same time, many local dental offices are participating in the Halloween Candy Buy Back, sponsored by Operation Gratitude
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Through the program, dentists host an event where they offer to buy back children’s Halloween candy (at the rate of $1 per pound) and use it to create care packages for troops in Iraq
We’ll be trading in our 100 Grands for a Payday.
Aside from the cash, many dentists use the event as a way to promote their practice as well as good oral hygiene, handing out personalized toothbrushes and other (sugar free) treats.
Each year children consume 2% more sugar than the previous year, worldwide. That’s a lot of candy corn. Surely we can afford to give some of it back.