By CBS3 Staff

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Have any Halloween candy leftover? A dentist is buying your treats for a great cause.

Dr. Jason Bresler has already collected pounds and pounds of candy at his Northeast Philadelphia office. His goal is to prevent cavities and to help our troops.

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He explains how it works.

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“Buy back candy from kids, giving them money to buy some toys or anything like that. We then match those donations to a couple different local charities — Alex’s Lemonade Stand and the Sunshine Foundation. And all the candy that you see here, plus a lot more that we have in the back is then donated to the troops through Operation Gratitude,” Bresler said.

Dr. Bresler is paying $1 per pound of candy, up to 5 pounds.

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You can drop off the candy at 240 Geiger Road in the Northeast.