Brush those pearly whites, kids!


By Kasie Strickland - kstrickland@civitasmedia.com



Over 2,100 elementary school kids from all over the county will learn the importance of proper tooth care thanks to a visit from Plaqueman and the Tooth Wizard.


Kasie Strickland | The Pickens Sentinel

Three students from Liberty Elementary School race to clear the plaque off the giant set of teeth.


Kasie Strickland | The Pickens Sentinel

LIBERTY — More than 2,100 kids from across the county will learn the importance of proper oral care thanks to a friendly visit from Plaqueman and The Tooth Wizard.

The children at Liberty Elementary School were some of the first to hear the Tooth Wizard’s warnings about the dangers of plaque as they participated in an interactive stage production highlighting the best ways to keep your teeth healthy.

The program is a part of Delta Dental of South Carolina’s Land of Smiles program, which aims to educate and inspire kids to adopt healthy life habits though upbeat and interactive formats.

According to Delta Dental, tooth decay is the leading chronic infectious disease among children in our nation.

“The show’s cast of characters will be visiting local schools teaching students the importance of brushing and flossing properly, visiting the dentist, eating right, exercising daily and making healthy choices,” said Abigail Rolland, spokesperson for the program.

“Schools receive a Healthy Smiles Toolkit that provides a curriculum guide with six lessons and activities teachers can use in the classroom to reinforce the oral health messages of the Land of Smiles show. The toolkit also includes a large mouth model and toothbrush, children’s books,” she said.

Kids get their own “goodie bag” filled with everything they might need to maintain those big, happy smiles.

In addition to Liberty Elementary, Plaqueman and The Tooth Wizard have already paid visits to Concrete Primary, McKissick, Dacusville and West End Elementary. Later stops will include Central, Ambler and East End Elementary schools.

Over 2,100 elementary school kids from all over the county will learn the importance of proper tooth care thanks to a visit from Plaqueman and the Tooth Wizard.
http://pickenssentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_021.jpgOver 2,100 elementary school kids from all over the county will learn the importance of proper tooth care thanks to a visit from Plaqueman and the Tooth Wizard. Kasie Strickland | The Pickens Sentinel

Three students from Liberty Elementary School race to clear the plaque off the giant set of teeth.
http://pickenssentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_070.jpgThree students from Liberty Elementary School race to clear the plaque off the giant set of teeth. Kasie Strickland | The Pickens Sentinel

By Kasie Strickland

kstrickland@civitasmedia.com

Reach Kasie Strickland at 864-855-0355.

Reach Kasie Strickland at 864-855-0355.

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