“Pediatric dentistry is a little different,” said Nichole Pettyjohn from Jerger Pediatric Dentistry. “We make it fun.”
That’s what she does at her kids dental health presentations at schools.
A lot of children have never visited a dentist, and their parents don’t always explain to them the best way to take care of their teeth.
Pettyjohn shows the kids cartoons about the evil plaque monsters, and explains how plaque causes cavities unless they floss and brush their teeth correctly each day.
Pettyjohn also brings along a dinosaur with pearly white teeth which she uses to demonstrate the correct brushing procedure. The kids then get to try it too.
“It takes two minutes to clean your teeth correctly, which is longer than people realize. Turn on the radio and brush for a whole song.”