Written by Phil Cerroni
Dental-related illnesses cause children to miss 51 million school hours a year according to Oral Health in America: A Report of the Surgeon General. To help reduce cavities and other oral illnesses among children in our local community, Children’s Dental Centre of Irving will donate, for the second consecutive year, more than 3,000 toothbrushes in celebration of National Children’s Dental Health Month in February.
Dr. Reena Kuba, DDS, MS, the Centre’s board certified pediatric dentist, is committed to working with the community and parents to create a positive, educational atmosphere to get children on the right path to a lifetime of optimal oral health. The toothbrushes will be donated to pre-k and/or kinder students at 12 local schools.
“Proper diet and brushing habits are essential in preventing dental problems. We are pleased to be able to do our part to help the children in our community,” Dr. Kuba said.
Along with toothbrushes, the staff of Children’s Dental Centre of Irving will provide free dental health presentations to many of the schools. Schools Receiving Toothbrush Donations Include: Clifton Early Childhood School, Pierce Early Childhood School, Kinkeade Early Childhood School, Valley Ranch Elementary School, La Villita Elementary School, Rockbrook Montessori Academy - Valley Ranch Campus, Montessori of Las Colinas, New Age Montessori, Valley Ranch KinderCare, Pierce Day School, The Children's Courtyard Valley Ranch and Miss Bloomingdale's Academy.
Source: Children’s Dental Centre of Irving