The K1 and K2 Classes at Kiddiewinkie Place went to school on November 4 with a sense of anticipation….. they were going to visit the dentist that morning ! Most 5 and 6-year olds may not find a trip to the dental clinic something to be excited about – but that could be due to the fact that visits to the dentist are associated with tooth aches or other dental problems.
As part of our community outreach program to children to educate them about the benefits of healthy teeth and to make a dental visit a pleasant one, Specialist Dental Group hosted about 60 children and teachers from the school. This was the second such event for our clinic, after the success of the Nanyang Kindergarten visit in October.
Dr. Ansgar Cheng and Dr Helena Lee spoke to the children about the importance of brushing their teeth well so that the naughty bacteria would not have a party on leftover food in their mouths or make holes in their teeth. They also showed proper brushing techniques and had some of the children try out their tooth brushing skills on the tooth model.
The children were introduced to “mama straw” and “baby straw”, who were very thirsty indeed, and they had a chance to see how quickly these two straws could drink the water in the cup.
They also had a chance to feel the ticklish polishing brush, which could not only polish their teeth to make them sparkle, but also buff their nails… needless to say, the little girls were delighted !
Our staff and dentists also enjoyed interacting with the children who were very responsive to questions from our team. Specially made glove balloons were awarded to those who could answer a pop quiz on oral care.
Many thanks to Lion Corporation for generously sponsoring Kodomo toothbrushes and toothpaste for the children as well as a colouring sheet of the Kodomo lion. Systema toothbrushes and toothpastes were also provided for the teachers. We appreciate your support.
We also received a lovely thank-you card from the kids and teachers at Kiddiewinkie Place. It was a pleasure having them over. We hope everyone had a positive experience from their visit to the dentist.