Grand Smile offers cash for Halloween candy
by Chase Collum
Nov 07, 2014 | 3717 views | 0 0 comments | 116 116 recommendations | email to a friend | print
While many local tots are gorging themselves on their Halloween haul, local dentist and owner of Grand Smile Dental Alexandra Kaimov is hoping that some young ones will choose cash over candy.

Grand Smile at 69-77 Grand Avenue is hosting a candy buyback, offering $1 for every pound of candy brought in by local youngsters between November 3 and 7.

As a dentist who sees a large number of young patients, Kaimov said she got the idea for the buyback after she noticed that the frequency of tooth problems increased following the holiday season.

“I see a lot of kids, and it’s the worst thing to treat kids with lots of cavities,” Kaimov said.

Kaimov wasn’t sure originally how successful the program would be at first, but now it’s become an annual event at her clinic. Once all of the candy is collected, Kaimov and her team throw it in the trash.

“Kids on the first day were surprised with how much money they got for their candy, so I had some go home and collect more to bring back the next day,” Kaimov said.

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