ROCHESTER, Minn. - Now that Halloween is over, Family Dentist Tree in Rochester and Root River Dental in Stewartville are both having candy buy-back events. They'll purchase leftover candy for one dollar per pound of candy.
Family Dentist Tree is sending their candy to Operation Shoebox, a program that send care packages to U.S. Military troops. Root River Dental is sending their candy to Treats for Troops.
"Obviously candy causes cavities and a lot of kids kind of hold onto the candy and have 2 pieces a day for the next few months, so this is a way to try to get all of that candy kind of out of their homes and out of their mouths," says Dr. Jake Peters, dentist at Family Dentist Tree.
Family Dentist Tree will accept candy until Thursday, November 8, and Root River Dental is buying candy Thursday, November 1 and Monday, November 5.
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