Dental Health Awareness Starts Early

Did you know that in Australia, by the time children are in first grade, half of them have been affected by tooth decay? The Smile Team dentist believes that nowadays, dental decay and other dental illnesses are preventable with modern dentistry practices and oral health coaching. One of our goals is to support and partner with the local community to promote knowledge and awareness of modern preventive dental care.

Last week our dental practice manager Róisín and one of our oral health therapists Melody went to a kindergarten to talk to the little ones about looking after their teeth and dental care.

The kids engaged in fun activities, including;
  • discovering what’s in the mouth
  • learning about counting teeth and how to brush
  • playing dress-ups of what dentists and oral health therapists might wear and see when they visit a dental clinic

The children were given a show bag at the end of the visit with all sorts of dental goodies including stickers, toothbrush, dental mask, dental glove, balloon! After all, who doesn’t like freebies.

If you are interested in organising a complimentary visit to your child’s school, kindergarten or childcare center, contact us The Smile Team Balwyn North dentist.

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