Are you worried about all the candy your little monsters might consume this Halloween will affect their teeth?  Never fear, these local dentists and their trusty buy-back programs will help fend off those sugar bugs and keep teeth in perfect, pearly-white, cavity free order (while providing a little incentive for the trade). Read on for all the details:

halloween-candy-2photos:Nina Hale via Flickr 

Aspire Dental
The staff at Aspire Dental will be happy to take all of the extra candy you didn’t manage to hand out off your hands. They are holding their annual candy buy-back program beginning the day after Halloween. Kids and parents will receive $1/pound of candy, which will be donated to deployed U.S. troops and the Junior League of Portland.

Aspire Dental
Nov. 1-4, normal business hours833 SW 11th Ave.
Suite 414
503-221-9439
Online: aspiredental.net

Gentech Dentist
All six locations of Gentech Dentist will be happy to exchange unopened Halloween candy for a good cause. Gentech pays $1/pound (up to a maximum of $10) while donating all candy to U.S. troops through Operation Gratitude. Children must be present and accompanied by an adult.Other restrictions may apply, so be sure to call first.

Gentech Dentist
Nov. 1-4, normal business hours.
All six locations: Vancouver, East Vancouver, Portland, Clackamas, Hillsboro, and Beaverton.
1-800-918-9820
Online: gentechdentist.com

Hollywood Children’s Dentistry
Did the initial candy binge kill everyone’s love of chocolate? The Hollywood Children’s Dentistry buy-back program will pay $1/pound of Halloween candy to Portland children who are willing to give it up this year. The collected treats will be donated to U.S. troops through Mission Mahalo care packages.

Hollywood Children’s Dentistry
Nov.2-4, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
3839 NE Tillamook St.
503-288-5891
Online: hcdpdx.com

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photo: peasap via flickr


Little Smiles Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Cynthia Pelley of Little Smiles Pediatric Dentistry ready to make your bag of candy hers and is willing to pay $1/pound for leftover candy. Little Smiles also participates in Operation Gratitude, so all candy will be donated to deployed U.S. troops.

Little Smiles Pediatric Dentistry
Nov. 1-4,  normal Business hours. (Closed 12:30-1:30 p.m. for lunch)
Sellwood or West Linn locations.
503-235-0313
Online: portlandslittlesmiles.com

Sprout Pediatric Dentistry
Portland’s littlest trick-or-treaters will smile bg when they receive $1 for each pound of candy they bring to Sprout Pediatric Dentistry on the afternoon of Nov. 1 (up to a maximum of $5).

Sprout Pediatric Dentistry
November 1
1401 SE Morrison St.
Suite 120
503-477-9911
Online: sproutpediatricdentistry.com

World of Smiles Pediatric Dentistry
Both locations of World of Smiles Pediatric Dentistry will participate in the candy buy-back program, in which children can exchange their sweets for toys and prizes. It’s a big win for everyone!

World of Smiles Pediatric Dentistry
Nov. 1-4, normal business hours.
West Portland and North Portland locations
503-626-9700
Online: visitworldofsmiles.com

What are you waiting for?  Bag up that unneeded candy, find a local dentist from our list, and take part in this year’s candy buy-back program.  The Tooth Fairy will certainly thank you!

Do you have a favorite dentist participating in a candy buy-back program that isn’t listed above?  Tell us about it in the comments below.

—Emily Hogan