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CASH FOR CANDY: Local Dentist Takes a Stand Against Sweets this Halloween

A local dentist is providing cash for candy this Halloween! The candy will be sent to troops overseas, and kids will get less cavities.

Thursday, October 31, 2019 – Earn cash for your candy and support a soldier

One area dentist is redefining the phrase “put your money where your mouth is.”This Halloween, trick-or-treaters can bring their excess candy to Applewood Family Dentistry, 5 Commerce Way, Barrington, NH and receive $1 per pound.Dr. Jonas Westbrook has joined the movement to reduce gingivitis and anti-decay by giving away dollars and other goodies in exchange for cavity-provoking candy.

“Ditch the candy, that’s what we’re saying.Visiting your dentist twice a year and brushing daily are great preventative measures, but doing away with excess sweets altogether would really give your teeth a healthy boost,” says Founder, Dr. Chris Kammer from Lifetime Family Dentistry of Middleton, WI.

“Kids can still have all of the fun of trick-or-treating, and now their piggy banks will benefit as well.The practice chose to participate in the Halloween Candy Buy Back to help parents that want to limit the amount of damage that can be done to their children’s teeth. We want to encourage and teach preventative care not last options to save your smile,” says Dr. Jonas Westbrook.

Global sugar consumption for kids increases by about 2% annually and currently sits at 50 million tons per year, which means parents need to be sure their kids' teeth are being cared for more than ever.Candy, as well as hurting children’s teeth, can lead to hyperactivity and weight gain.In some cases, the wrong types of candy can also lead to broken and damaged braces.

Candy will be collected at Applewood Family Dentistry on Thursday, October 31 from 4:00-6:00 pm.The candy will then be shipped to troops overseas via the Pease Greeters.Each child is eligible to receive $1 per pound up to five (5) pounds for all unopened, uneaten candy. Plus, we will provide paper and writing utensils for anyone that would like to create a letter for our service members.

Dr. Jonas Westbrook at Applewood Family Dentistry encourages the families and children in the area to participate in this event as we look forward to helping them support our troops.

Dr. Jonas Westbrook works hard to raise public awareness of the benefits of healthy eating and great dental hygiene.Applewood Family Dentistry offers affordable and convenient dental care.

Dr. Westbrook is available to provide more information at 603-664-2722 or at