East Tennessee dentists offer cash for Halloween candy

East Tennessee dentists offer cash for Halloween candy

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KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Two East Tennessee dentists are offering to buy back Halloween candy in an effort to prevent tooth decay in children.

Western Heights Dental, 801 W. Oldham Avenue is offering $1 per pound of candy brought in as part of their first "Sweet Swap" program. Kids can also get an oral health goodie bag.

Candy will be collected at the office on Monday, Nov. 4 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. The candy must be unopened.

It will then be shipped to Operation Gratitude to fill up thousands of care packages for American troops overseas.

Morristown Pediatric Dentistry is also holding its first candy buy back program this year.

It will be held at its office at 950 West First North Street in Morristown on Monday, Nov. 4 from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Kids can get $1 per pound of candy up to $5.

The candy collected at this location will also be sent to Operation Gratitude.

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