Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com)--- Kids at Myers Wilkins Elementary School in Duluth learned an important lesson Wednesday about keeping their smiles healthy and bright.
More than 80 kindergarten students took part in a brush-a-thon hosted by Children's Dentals Services.
The kids brushed their teeth simultaneously for two minutes, the amount of time you should take to brush your teeth.
The program is a way to create good brushing habits at an early age and help children kick start a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums.
"It's so very important because dental disease is the most common childhood illness out there that is so completely preventable just by brushing a couple times a day, so we want to stress to the kids morning brushing and at bedtime brushing too," said Heather Glockle, a dental hygienist.
The "tooth fairy" also sent kids home with a brand new tooth brush and toothpaste.
Written and posted to the web by Raeanna Marnati