As a dental hygienist my role can be quite varied and extremely interesting!!!
Recently I was invited to Hertsmere Jewish Primary School where I was lucky enough to spend some time with 60 fabulous children in Year 3 (ages 7-8).
As part of the national curriculum the children have to learn all about teeth, good oral hygiene and diet. They had already learnt so much from their teachers and were very vocal in sharing all their knowledge with me .
Together we discussed how to brush teeth correctly and the children loved using the demonstration models to practise on. They were very interested in looking at x-rays and learning the names and different functions of the teeth.
We chatted about healthy and unhealthy snacks and even discussed the tooth fairy!
All of the children were given a little goodie bag to take home and I was thrilled to receive beautiful thank you cards from them.
I hoped they enjoyed the visit as much as I did.
– Tracy Silverstein (Hygienist)