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Dentists offering money for Halloween candy

LAWRENCEVILLE - Instead of chowing down on all their Halloween candy this year, kids might consider exchanging some for cash.

Local dentists are paying as much as $1 per pound for trick-or-treat loot.

"Ditch the candy, that's what we're saying," said Dr. Jennifer Bisig with Magnolia Dentistry in Sugar Hill. "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."

The candy collected by Magnolia Dentistry from 3 to 7 p.m. Monday at its office at 1400 Buford Highway in Sugar Hill will be sent to troops overseas.

"Kids can still have all of the fun of trick-or-treating," Bisig said, "and now their piggy banks will benefit as well."

Call your dentist to see if he or she exchanging cash for candy this Halloween.

SideBar: If You Go

· What: Cash for candy exchange

· When: 3 to 7 p.m. Monday

· Where: Magnolia Dentistry, 1400 Buford Highway in Sugar Hill

· For more information: Call Magnolia Dentistry 770-831-0551