Candy buy-back by local dentist

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By The Staff

One Spencer County dentist is redefining the phrase “put your money where your mouth is.” 

This Halloween, trick-or-treaters can bring their excess candy to Elk Creek Dental and receive $1 per pound (limit 7 lbs). Candy can also be exchanged for tickets for raffles, games, and “Dunk-A-Doc” dunking booth.

Dr. James “Randy” Ransdell is doing this anti-decay event and giving away dollars and glowing electric toothbrushes in exchange for cavity-provoking candy.

All of the candy collected will be sent to our troops in Afghanistan, Iraq, and The Marine Corps League

This is a win-win-win situation in that it will get the excess candy out of the house, send a treat to our troops, and be a lot of fun for everyone.

“Ditch most of 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 & health a boost,” says Dr. James Randy Ransdell from Elk Creek Dental Care.  “Kids can still have all of the fun of trick-or-treating, and now their piggy banks will benefit as well.  Plus, these glowing brushes we’re giving away are really cool. They are like light sabers for your mouth.”

Global sugar consumption for kids has increased by about 2% annually and currently sits at 50 million tons per year. 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 teeth and damaged braces.

Candy will be collected at Elk Creek Dental Care on November 2 from 3-7 pm.  The candy must be unopened.  Please no bites!  It will then be shipped to troops overseas. We also hope to have cards to sign for the troops, a bouncy house, face-painting, and popcorn.