Dental crises is the number one chronic disease facing children

By KBJR News 1

Dental crises is the number one chronic disease facing children

December 13, 2013 Updated Dec 15, 2013 at 8:53 PM CST

Superior, MN (NNCNOW.com) - An event was held to teach hundreds of children how to take care of their teeth the best they can, and was inspired by the elf in Rudolph the Rednose Reindeer who strived for good oral hygiene.

The Lake Superior College Oral Hygiene Program and ‘Just Kids Dental’ combined to create the first oral education program for first through third graders of its kind to start in the Northeastern Minnesota, Northwestern Wisconsin area.

For a good reason too because dental crises is the number one chronic disease facing children today.

"51 million school hours are lost because of dentist related illnesses and pain or needing to try to get into a community dentist,” founder of 'Just Kids Dental', Stacey Anderson, said.

Students received presents like toothbrushes, toothpaste and floss.

The purpose of the program is to prepare children to properly care for their teeth, especially with all of the holiday goodies that will soon be up for grabs.

Ramona Marozas
Rmarozas@kbjr.com

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