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Dentists offer candy buy-back

Trick or Treating for Halloween is lots of fun, but too much of a good thing can be bad for your health. In and of itself candy is not bad, but in the large quantities consumed at Halloween, serious harm can result, both in the form of dental decay as well as in contributing to the growing problem of childhood obesity and the onset of medical conditions such as diabetes.

To help parents encourage their children to eat and consume fewer sugary treats, Huntington Bay Dental will hold its first Halloween Candy Buy Back starting on Monday Nov. 2 through Saturday Nov. 7. Huntington Bay Dental is located at 222 East Main Street, Huntington, and parents are encouraged to bring their children in between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 9 a.m. through 2 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Every child who brings in Halloween candy will receive $1 per pound. For more information call the office at 631- 425-0300, or visit www.huntingtonbaydental.com.

To add additional meaning to the Candy Buy-Back, candy will be donated to our service men and women overseas to provide them with treats that will remind them of home and to thank them for their service to our country.

Shari L. Peyser represents Huntington Bay Dental.

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