Cash for Candy: Kent Family Dentist Dr. Sue Hollinsworth Will Buy Back Halloween Candy Nov. 1

Top Quote Kent family dentist Dr. Sue Hollinsworth is giving cash for candy to prevent kids from overdoing it on sweets this Halloween. End Quote
  • Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA (1888PressRelease) October 24, 2011 - What did the werewolf eat after he'd had his teeth cleaned? The dentist!

    One area dentist is redefining the phrase "put your money where your mouth is." This Halloween, trick-or-treaters 12 and under can bring their excess candy to Dr. Sue Hollinsworth in Kent and receive a $1 per pound of unopened candy. For the second year in a row, Dr. Hollinsworth is leading this anti-decay movement by offering suggestions for non-candy treats and by giving cash in exchange for cavity-provoking candy.

    "Ditch the candy; that's what we are saying! Visiting your dentist twice a year and brushing daily are great preventative measures, but doing away with excess sweets altogether will really give your teeth a healthy boost," says Dr. Hollinsworth.

    "We all need to 'think outside the candy box' for Halloween. There are several great alternatives to candy, such as nuts, balls, seashells, polished rocks, stickers or temporary tattoos, or plastic animals. Kids can still have a lot of fun trick-or-treating, and, if they bring in their candy on November 1, their piggy banks will benefit too," the Kent family dentist said.

    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. Candy, as well as hurting children's teeth, can lead to hyperactivity and weight gain leading to obesity and diabetes, major concerns for children.

    Dr. Sue Hollinsworth's office (13210 SE 240th St., Suite B3, Kent, Washington) will collect candy the day after Halloween only - Tuesday, November 1 - from 4:30 to 6:30 pm. The candy must be unopened, so no nibbling please!

    Dr. Sue Hollinsworth is located at the corner of 132nd and 240th in Meridian Valley Plaza at 13210 SE 240th Street, Suite B3 in Kent. Her practice emphasizes family dental care as well as cosmetic procedures. Patients of all ages are welcome. For more information, call (253) 631-8286, email smilestaff ( @ ) qwestoffice dot net or visit the office's website at or Facebook page at

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