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    Candy Buyback Benefits Kids And Troops


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     DentistSpa says that the soldiers, in turn, give away much of the candy to the children in Iraq and Afghanistan, who have never tasted American sweets. But he has also received letters saying that the troops devour a lot of it themselves, and want more. “Over there they really don’t get to celebrate Halloween or other holidays.” says Teitelbaum, “so it gives them a little taste of home."
    - Christopher Dawson, CNN iReport producer

    BRIARCLIFF MANOR, NY (October 31, 2010) -Native Briarcliff Manor resident, Michael Teitelbaum, DMD, FAGD is fighting tooth decay and helping our troops have a happy Halloween. Dr. Teitelbaum will buy back candy from kids for one dollar per pound, then send the candy to our troops overseas.

      “It gets the candy away from kids, who are already at a cavity-prone age, and helps cheer up soldiers, who are far from home & can’t enjoy the simple pleasure of Halloween,” commented Dr. Teitelbaum.

    A twist on the old “Trick Or Treat” custom is returning to Westchester this holiday season---the candy buyback program. Dentist Michael Teitelbaum is concerned about all the sugar consumed around Halloween. So he's doing something about it! For every pound of candy brought into his office (1312 Pleasantville Road, Briarcliff Manor, NY) by either parents or children, Dr. Teitelbaum is paying one dollar. The collected confections will then be sent to American troops.

    The sweets can be dropped off on Monday, November 1st, Tuesday November 2nd and Thursday November 4th between 8:30am and 5pm. “This is my 8th year collecting and donating hundreds of pounds of candy. I enjoy doing things that are fun, yet also good for people’s health. Let’s face it, this time of year both adults and children eat too much sugar and end up paying the price later with a mouth full of cavities” said Dr. Teitelbaum, who has been practicing cosmetic/family dentistry for 20 years. Last year this charity minded professional collected and shipped over 500 pounds of candy from all over the country after his efforts were spotlighted on national TV.

    Among other charitable endeavors, Dr. Teitelbaum also volunteers his services restoring smiles of battered women through the “Give Back a Smile” program, donates teeth bleaching treatments for local charity fundraisers, and annually gives money from smile whitening to Garth Brooks’ childrens’ charity through the “Smiles for Life” Program.

    Dr. Teitelbaum graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dentistry in 1989, received his Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry in 2001, and has been practicing dentistry in Briarcliff Manor, NY since 1990. Dr. Teitelbaum is Founding Vice-President of the Empire State Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, director of the Westchester Academy of Restorative Dentistry, a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and the American Dental Association. He is the Director of Westchester’s only DentistSpa.

    For more information, call (914) 941-2000 or visit www.DentistSpa.com.

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