Dentist offers cash to buy back Halloween candy

Beth Bucher (left) and Sandy Bradley, employees of Family Dentistry in Huntington, are ready to buy excess Halloween candy from trick-or-treaters.
Beth Bucher (left) and Sandy Bradley, employees of Family Dentistry in Huntington, are ready to buy excess Halloween candy from trick-or-treaters. Photo provided.

Trick-or-treaters can bring their excess candy to Family Dentistry in Huntington and receive cash for the candy.

Dr. John Regan is offering the buy back in an effort to prevent cavities.

In addition to harming teeth, he says, too much candy can lead to hyperactivity and weight gain, while the wrong kind of candy can lead to broken teeth and damaged braces.

Candy will be collected at Regan’s office, 650 Cherry St., Nov. 6 through Nov. 10. A maximum of five pounds of candy will be accepted from each child.

The candy must be unopened and will be shipped to troops overseas through Operation Gratitude, a non-profit organization based in San Diego, CA.

A new initiative this year is to replace some of the candy with treats that are sweetened with natural xylitol, which Regan says is good for teeth.