First graders at Fremont Public Schools will get a chance to brush up on good oral health habits throughout the month—which is recognized as National Children’s Dental Health Month.
Three Rivers Public Health Department and Dr. Adam Lamprecht from Fremont Family Dentistry will be performing educational dental presentations to local first-grade classrooms throughout February.
Lamprecht will be presenting to students at Linden, Milliken Park, and Washington Elementary Schools, while Three Rivers staff will be presenting at Grant, Bell Field, Howard, and Clarmar.
Presentations for Grant and Bell Field are scheduled for Friday, Feb. 8 and presentations at Howard and Clarmar will be held on Feb. 25.
During the presentations students will learn why it is important to have healthy teeth; types of foods that are healthy or not healthy for teeth; how to keep teeth happy such as brushing, flossing and visiting the dentist; as well as how teeth change as we grow.
“Kids around this age are usually experiencing losing their baby teeth,” Coartney DiGiorgio, health educator at Three Rivers, said. “So along with information about dental health in general we will also be focusing on explaining what it means to lose baby teeth and that once your permanent teeth grow in you need to protect them and keep them healthy—because they have to last the rest of their lives.”
As part of the presentations, the students will also receive a toothbrush and toothpaste thanks to donations from Fremont Family Dentistry, Fremont Children’s Dentistry, Fremont Dental Group, and Tri-Valley Dental.
Those with questions about the local dental health presentations are encouraged to contact Three Rivers Public Health Department at 402-727-5396.
Area children and families can also participate in a National Children’s Dental Health Month event on Jan. 9 at Keene Memorial Library. The unassociated “Terrific Teeth” story time and dental fair will begin at 11 a.m. with story time, and a dental fair will run concurrently, ending at 12:30 p.m.
The Keene Memorial Library is set to host a “Terrific Teeth” story time and dental fair on Saturday as part of National Children’s Dental Health Month.
The dental fair will feature Dr. Benjamin Peters from Fremont Family Dentistry and Dr. Bethany Olson from Nye Avenue Dental who will be available to answer questions about dental health and hygiene and will be offering free screenings.
Children’s toothbrushes and toothpaste will also be available at the dental fair.