New York City dentists buy back Halloween candy from children

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NEW YORK CITY (PIX11) -- Seventeen dentists across the city are buying back Halloween candy to cut down on kids getting cavities, DNAInfo reported.

Children will receive $1 for every pound of candy they give, but there is a 5-pound limit. The candy will be shipped off to U.S. troops overseas -- along with toothbrushes -- with the help of Operation Gratitude.

Halloween candy buyback was started by a Wisconsin dentist back in 2007. More than 130 tons of candy have since been collected.

For a list of participating dentists go to Halloween Candy Buyback's website.