Dentists brush kids up for Children's Oral Care month

By: Andie Adams Email
By: Andie Adams Email

Brushing up on good dental care.

Dentists Carol and Scott Lybrook visited second grade students at Appleton, Shelledy and Rimrock Elementary schools today as a part of National Children's Oral Care month.

They taught children about the proper way to brush and floss and showed them the difference between an herbivore's and carnivore's teeth.

"These kids are just now getting in their permanent teeth, so we're trying to help them have good habits, and working on health snacks and how to take care of their teeth for a lifetime," said Carol.

The duo tried to teach the students about the importance of eating good foods for their teeth.

“They have choices, and in the choices that they make with their foods that they need to choose healthy snacks and healthy things to eat for their teeth and their body,” said Carol.

She said children tend to choose the sugary snacks, partly because they are heavily advertised on TV.

The dentists visit elementary schools every year to help kids build good habits.

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