Coastal dentists offer candy buy-back

Sell your candy, keep your teeth

COAST CITIES — Two North County dentists are working to keep teeth candy-and-cavity free following the upcoming “Trick or Treat” holiday. Saying they want youngsters to “put your money where your mouth is,” Warner Pediatric Dental is offering to pay youngsters $1 per pound, up to 5 pounds, for all unopened candy from 1 to 5 p.m. Nov. 3 and Nov. 4 at 1443 Encinitas Blvd. Dr. Doug Warner will also give away toothbrushes, and local favors in exchange for cavity-provoking candy. In addition, there will be prizes and a raffle give-away. The candy will then be shipped to troops overseas via Operation Gratitude. Additionally, they will provide paper and writing utensils for children who would like to create a card for the service members. Great Smiles Pediatric Dentistry is hosting its own Halloween candy buyback from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 6 at its 530 Lomas Santa Fe, Suite H, Solana Beach office and Nov. 7 at the 1200 Garden View Road, Encinitas office.
Great Smiles staff, Dr. Crystal Angelopoulos, Dr. Christopher Hydo, Dr. Natalie Miller and Dr. William Rawlings, will also pay $1 for each pound of candy and will make it a fundraising competition. As youngsters drop off candy, they can register their school and teacher. The 10 classes that donate the most candy will be awarded a pizza party. Whichever school has the most amount of candy donated on its behalf, will also win a $500 donation. Any person under 18 can donate candy, with a maximum of 5 pounds per child.

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