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Flossing Friday

Keep Teeth Clean, Floss After Eating

Clean away the food that is stuck between your teeth help keeping your teeth healthy. It is EASY! You can use floss stick to clean your teeth!

First, Wash your hands.
Second, glide the floss on the floss stick into the gap between your teeth. If the gap is tight, wiggle the floss into it. Start from the front teeth.
Third, move the floss UP and DOWN the side of the teeth a few times. This scrap away the food that is stuck between teeth.
Lastly, move on to the next gap. So on and so forth until you clean all the gaps.

It is that EASY!

About the Program: Introducing floss sticks in the classroom setting can offer a range of benefits for children’s oral health and overall well-being. Here are some advantages of providing floss sticks to classroom kids:

  1. Establishing Healthy Habits:
    Introducing floss sticks at a young age helps instill the importance of oral hygiene in children. By making it a regular practice in the classroom, kids are more likely to develop lifelong habits that contribute to good dental health.
  2. Preventing Tooth Decay and Gum Disease:
    Flossing helps remove plaque and food particles from between teeth, areas that may be challenging to reach with regular brushing alone. By incorporating floss sticks into their routine, children can reduce the risk of tooth decay and gum disease, promoting long-term oral health.
  3. Educational Opportunity:
    Providing floss sticks in the classroom creates an opportunity for educators to teach children about the importance of oral hygiene. Teachers can explain the proper technique for flossing and discuss the consequences of neglecting dental care, fostering a sense of responsibility for one’s health.
  4. Promoting Peer Engagement:
    Flossing in a group setting can turn a potentially solitary activity into a social one. Children may be more inclined to participate in oral care routines if their peers are doing the same, fostering a supportive and cooperative atmosphere in the classroom.
  5. Reducing Dental Visits and Discomfort:
    Regular flossing can contribute to overall oral health, potentially reducing the need for extensive dental treatments and visits. By teaching kids to incorporate flossing into their routine, educators may indirectly contribute to a decrease in dental discomfort and anxiety among students.
  6. Enhancing Focus and Concentration:
    Improved oral health has been linked to better overall health, including cognitive function. By addressing oral hygiene in the classroom, educators may contribute to an environment that supports better focus and concentration, ultimately benefiting academic performance.
  7. Parental Involvement and Reinforcement:
    Providing floss sticks to children in the classroom can extend the message of good oral hygiene to the home. Teachers can encourage parents to continue this practice at home, creating a collaborative effort between school and family to prioritize the child’s dental health.

Incorporating floss sticks into the classroom setting goes beyond mere dental care; it becomes a valuable tool for instilling lifelong habits, promoting health education, and fostering a sense of responsibility for one’s well-being among young students.

Please feel free to contact us for more information about the program and how you can help us.

Learn more about flossing and dental health!

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