halloween candyIt happens. Kids get excited for Halloween, but often collect way too much candy. {Is there such a thing?!!}

Take advantage of Houston-area dental practices (and mall) offering Halloween Candy Buy-Back, which ultimately blesses others. The organizations partner with Operation Gratitude, who then sends the candy overseas to the troops. 130 tons of candy has been collected nationwide since this program began in 2005. Most pay $1/lb. of candy, but specifics are below.

(I made phone calls to these organizations to confirm participation.)


West Oaks Mall
1000 West Oaks Mall

November 1-5
Pays $1/lb. up to 5 lbs. Bring candy to Mall Management.

Dr. Michael Crist, DDS
13303 Champion Forest Dr.

November 2-5
Pays $1/lb.

Prava Dental
10300 Louetta, #132

November 2-6
Pays $1/lb. Also sends a toothbrush to troops for each pound collected.

Lindsay Orthodontics
1616 Clear Lake Blvd.

November 2, 4 pm – 6 pm
Pays $1/lb.

Kool Smiles
3840 Aldine Mail

October 29-November 7
1 toy for every 20 pieces of candy

Kool Smiles
5341 Antoine

October 29-November 3
Kids can choose a toy.

Wendy Swantkowski, DDS
14011 Memorial Dr.

November 4, 2 pm – 6 pm
Pays $1/lb to Family Point Resources and all candy sent to U.S Troops overseas. Kids get treats + raffle ticket for each pound of candy donated for prizes like an iPad.

Nova Dental Care
7758 W. Tidwell

November 2-6
Pays $1/lb. up to 10 lbs.

Outside Houston Area

Hanis & Stevenson Orthodontics
2830 Commercial Center Blvd., Katy

November 2 — all day

Pays $1/lb. up to 5 lbs.

Katy Orthodontics
10450 Spring Green Blvd., Katy

November 4, 10 am – 1 pm, 2 pm – 5 pm
Pays $1/lb up to 5 lbs.

Advanced Dentistry of Spring
7000 Louetta, Spring

November 2-12
Pays $1/lb + goody bag to kids.

Water Way Dental Care
26219 I-45, The Woodlands

November 2-7

Modern Smile Center
25201 Kuykendahl, Tomball

November 2-6
Sending candy to troops. No payment.

J. Michael Su D.D.S.
6655 Greatwood Parkway, Sugar Land

November 9-11
Pays $1/lb.

Cypress Creek Dental
10920 Fry Rd., Cypress

November 2-15
Pays $1/lb.

Pearland Pediatric Dentistry
2360 County Road 94, Pearland

November 2-9
Pays $1/lb

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