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Published October 23, 2011, 01:24 PM

Ohio Dentist Offers to Buy Back Halloween Candy

MANSFIELD, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio dentist is offering to buy kids' trick-or-treating booty this Halloween, and he's even throwing in a toothbrush to sweeten the deal.

MANSFIELD, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio dentist is offering to buy kids' trick-or-treating booty this Halloween, and he's even throwing in a toothbrush to sweeten the deal.

The Mansfield News Journal reports (http://bit.ly/qjkD3Z ) that dentist Craig Callen and his associates are offering kids $1 per pound of candy they bring in, with a 5-pound limit per child. The dentists are also holding a drawing for two children's bikes.

Callen says brushing teeth and visiting a dentist are good preventive measures, but doing away with excess sweets would give teeth a healthy boost.

Callen says candy can lead to hyperactivity and weight gain and can be especially damaging to children's braces.

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Information from: News Journal, http://www.mansfieldnewsjournal.com

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