Cheap trick

Yesterday I mentioned I don’t dress up my dog for Halloween.  Some might find that a bit fuddy duddy.

Well, I’ve found something that beats it.

A dentist in Mansfield, Ohio is offering to buy back Halloween candy from children.  And he’s not the only one.

Dentists across the country are participating in the ‘Halloween Candy Buy Back’ program.

At Dr. Callen’s office in Mansfield, trick-or-treaters will receive $1 per pound of candy turned in (5-pound limit per child) and free toothbrushes.  They will also be entered in a drawing for one of two children’s bicycles.

Now, I know the dentists’ intentions are good.  Halloween candy is all about sugar, and sugar consumption promotes tooth decay.

But geez oh Pete.

Halloween only happens once a year! Shouldn’t every kid experience the rush — and resulting sweet belly — from overeating candy after a night of trick-or-treating?  Believe me, it’s the best way to convince them to never do it again.

Plus, do we really want to turn Halloween into a money-making venture for kids?  Cause this sure feels like it.

Five bucks is five bucks, after all.

4 responses to “Cheap trick

  1. I read an article a few years back about a dentist who gave toothbrushes and floss to trick-or-treaters, instead of candy. That’s a good way to get your house egged, Doc.

  2. I think it is good to give tooth brushes and floss to trick-or-treaters, instead of candy. Candies are one of the causes for the tooth decay and to have plenty of candies in a day will be harmful for the teeth. Well, even if they have their candy it good to make them brush the teeth after they eat the candy. It is good to maintain a good oral health in order to have healthy teeth.

  3. JUST ONE MORE SWEET CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCE SOMEONE IS TRYING TO RUIN. PEOPLE OF EARTH!!!! STOP TAKING LIFE SO SERIOUSLY!!!!!

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