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Ontario dentist fighting Halloween tooth horrors with candy-for-cash project

GEORGETOWN, Ont. – A dentist in Georgetown, Ont., is fighting off ‘scary’ tooth decay by offering money to trick-or-treaters in exchange for their Halloween candy.

Kids can swap their unopened candy with dentist Corey Grossman on Nov. 1.

“We’re reimbursing kids $1 per pound up to$5 for their Halloween candy that they’re going to be giving and in addition to some oral hygiene aids, tooth brush, floss, tooth paste,” he explains.

Grossman says there is nothing wrong with indulging in some candy, as long as it’s backed up with proper brushing and flossing.

“Enjoy some of the candy and let’s see if we can donate some of it and make some money out of the whole thing.”

He says the goal of the candy swap is to promote good oral health in the community and he is looking forward to the response.

“The parents are excited about it. They think it’s a great idea,” Grossman said.

“For the kids the money is a little bit of an inspiration, but they are like ‘do I have to give all my candy?’ They are getting a little bit worried,” he said laughing.

All the candy collected will be given to a local shelter along with a cash donation.

With files from 680News staff

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