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Treats for troops: Oklahoma dental office collecting Halloween candy for troops

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MIDWEST CITY, Okla. – After Halloween, many children are overwhelmed by the amount of candy they received  from trick-or-treating.

Depending on how many sweet treats the kiddos earned, you may have enough candy to last you for months.

One Midwest City dental office is hoping to save your teeth and your waistline this holiday season.

Kool Smiles is encouraging children to bring their Halloween candy to the office to exchange for a toy.

The candy that is collected will then be sent in care packages to U.S. troops serving overseas with the help of Operation Gratitude.

Every child that donates candy at Kool Smiles will receive one toy for every 25 pieces of unopened candy in its original packaging. There is a limit of three toys per child and toys will be distributed on a first come, first served basis.

In addition to the candy, Kool Smiles is also donating the funds to cover the assembly and shipment of 200 care packages, which will include dental kits.

Last year, families donated more than two tons of candy for troops.

Kool Smiles will be accepting candy through Wednesday, Nov. 4.

Kool Smiles is located at 1200 S. Air Depot Blvd. in Midwest City.