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SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -

Kool Smiles dentists in the Ark-La-Tex are collecting Halloween candy to send to U.S. troops serving overseas.

Candy collected between Friday, Nov. 1 through Wednesday, Nov. 6. will be packed up in care packages, along with a dental care kit, and shipped to the troops. 

For every 25 pieces of unopened Halloween candy, children will have their choice of up to three toys.

Kool Smiles hopes to send 200 care packages overseas. Last year, they say patient families donated over 2,345 pounds of Halloween candy to men and women serving overseas.

They say it's an effort to teach kids and parents about good dental hygiene, and allow children to give back to the troops by donating Halloween candy.

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