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Hollywood Dentist will Pay Kids to Not Eat Their Halloween Candy

North Hollywood, Calif. Dentist Dr. James Kahng is leading an anti tooth-decay movement by giving away dollars in exchange for candy. This Halloween, trick-or-treaters can bring their excess candy to Dr. Kahng’s office in North Hollywood and receive $1.00 per pound.

“Kids can still experience the fun of trick or-treating, and now their piggy banks will benefit as well,” says Dr. Kahng.

Kahng says we know that children love candy but eating candy is hurting children’s teeth, and sugar can cause tooth decay as well as trigger weight gain and feeling of tiredness. "Sugar can also rob our body of vital nutrients and open the door to other health problems like diabetes," he says.

According to the dentist, global sugar consumption for kids increases by about 2% annually and currently sits at 50 million tons per year, which means parents need to be sure their kids’ teeth are being cared for more than ever.

Dr. Kahng is sponsoring the Halloween Candy Buy Back from November 01 to November 05, 2011 and children can drop off their candy at his office, Victory Family Dental, located at 12902 Victory Boulevard, North Hollywood, CA 91606.

They can call his office for drop-off time.

“People helping people have been one of the prominent strengths of our country. Now during these hard economic times, the spirit of giving and helping is needed more than ever,” Dr. Kahng concludes.

Details of Dr. Kahng’s other community events can be found online at:


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