Ohio Dentist Plans To Buy Back Halloween Candy

Ohio Dentist Buy Back Candy – One dentist in Ohio offers to buy back Halloween candy. Graig Callen is offering money to the kids for trick-or-treating, and he’s even throwing in a toothbrush to sweeten the deal.

Kids will get $1 per pound if they bring it in to Callen and his associates, but there is a 5-pound limit per child. The office is also holding a drawing for two children’s bikes. Callen says brushing teeth is good preventive measures, but doing away with excess sweets would give teeth a healthy boost.

Callen went on to add that candy can lead to hyperactivity, weight gain and can be especially damaging to children’s braces. So visiting your dentist regularly is important, he added.

In North America, trick or treat has been a customary Halloween tradition since at least the late 1950s.

The practice of dressing up in costumes and begging door to door for treats on holidays dates back to the Middle Ages and includes Christmas wassailing. Trick-or-treating resembles the late medieval practice of souling, when poor folk would go door to door on Hallowmas (November 1), receiving food in return for prayers for the dead on All Souls Day (November 2). It originated in Ireland and Britain, although similar practices for the souls of the dead were found as far south as Italy

The National Confectioners Association reported in 2005 that 80 percent of adults in the United States planned to give out confectionery to trick-or-treaters, and that 93 percent of children, teenagers, and young adults planned to go trick-or-treating or participating in other Halloween activities. In 2008, Halloween candy, costumes and other related products accounted for $5.77 billion in revenue.

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