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Dentists Offer to Buy Back Halloween Candy

Dentists Offer to Buy Back Halloween Candy

Michael A. Sawyers | Cumberland Times News, Md.

Once the candy is in the hands of the dental center staff, it is sent to military personnel serving overseas.

“We give the troops the same message. Eat candy sparingly and take care of your teeth,” Romaine said. “They can also hand it out to young people in the areas where they are serving.”

The problem with the candy is the sugar. The problem with the sugar is the bacteria that goes to work in it. The problem with the bacteria is that it is bad for your teeth, according to Romaine.

“We are hoping to increase exponentially the amount of candy we buy back,” Romaine said. “A year ago, we accepted it only on one day.”

Perhaps the scariest part of Halloween comes after Oct. 31, according to Romaine, when a child would eat a large amount of candy over an extended time and eventually injure his or her teeth.

Contact Michael A. Sawyers at msawyers@times-news.com.


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