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Kids n Kandy Repeat from July

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It's the candy time of year again and it's worth while to take a look at candy from the dental perspective. One at a time or get it all done?

According to Infoscan Reviews of SymphonyIRI Group, a Chicago-based market research firm, the dollar sales of total chocolate candy in food stores only were up 3.04% to $3.21 billion during the 52 weeks ended November 4, 2012.  This occurred despite a 5.22% unit sales decrease. By comparison, food stores posted 3.22% growth to $1.47 billion in total non-chocolate candy sales during the same period, even though unit sales dropped by 1.42%. The channel experienced a 5.57% slide in gum sales to $742.2 million in the 52 weeks, on a 6.40% unit sales fall.

Are you kidding? That's just sales. Dental costs are affected by sugar but not like you'd think. Listen in as America's Dental Hygienist gives the skinny on candy.

Producer: Shirley Gutkowski
Host: Shirley Gutkowski