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St Joseph's brush up on their oral hygiene in the classroom

Written by Michaela ONeill
Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 02:40

On Tuesday, I visited a wonderful group of children at St Joseph's Primary School in Belfast to help them take steps to eliminate tooth decay.

As President of the British Society of Dental Hygiene & Therapy, I stopped by the school in Country Antrim to give children the knowledge and skills to help maintain good oral health - lessons they can take through into adulthood.

Children took part in brushing demonstrations, fun activities and were all given guidance and tuition on how to brush their teeth correctly. They were also given toothbrushes, toothpaste and a reward chart to take home with them which were kindly donated by Procter & Gamble (Oral B).

Michaela ONeillHaving the chance to teach young children about the importance of their oral health and show them about basic oral hygiene is an excellent opportunity to give them the skills they need to take care of their teeth throughout the rest of their life.

The afternoon was really fun and exciting. It was great to see the children engage with the activities and show the enthusiasm to learn about their teeth. Hopefully they will take away some of the things we did and incorporate them into their daily oral health routines.

See below some of the photos from the day!






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receding gums says:

Tooth decay is more prevalent in children since they are fond of eating sweets and we all know that sugar damages the enamel of the teeth as they become eroded because of the formation and concentration of acids in the mouth. Brushing the teeth can really be done and integrated in learning and play to make it more fun and enjoyable for children. Teaching children to brush at an early age will definitely prevent tooth decay, periodontal abscess formation,

Fantastic,I am in process of setting up a Buisness to promote Oral Health within Schools very passionate to assist within prevention

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