Albany State University dental hygiene students visited Lake Park Elementary School recently during the celebration of National Children’s Dental Hygiene Month. Ten students traveled to the local elementary school to teach students about the importance of dental hygiene.
“These community partnerships allow our students to provide dental health and oral hygiene instruction,” Tammy Deese, director of the ASU Dental Hygiene program, said. “It is one way the dental hygiene program at Albany State University can give back to the community that has shown us continuous support.”
The presentation included tips such as how much toothpaste to use, brushing two times a day for two minutes and how to remove plaque buildup with floss. The children participated in an activity to help them practice brushing their teeth using mats that depicted plaque buildup in green marker. After the demonstration, the students participated in a question-and-answer session.