Land of Smiles Assembly
Maple Grade School
Friday, April 20, 2018
The Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation presented a program to the kindergarten, first grade, and second grade students at Maple Grade School in Hoopeston on Friday, April 20. Delta Dental believes that good oral health needs to be taught at a very young age.
Dental habits must begin when teeth are first erupting, and that carries through to young people developing healthy teeth. The children enjoyed watching a presentation by Tooth Wizard and Plaque Man about taking care of their teeth with brushing twice a day and also brushing their tongue. The students also were encouraged to use dental floss in an up and down motion for each tooth, and also using a mouth rinse to protect their teeth from plaque and helping to prevent cavities. Tooth Wizard also emphasized the importance of visiting the dentist twice a year.
This Delta Dental program has reached out to over 750 Illinois schools in the past ten years.