Students all smiles for 'Land of Smiles' presentation

Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Jessica Crabtree/Democrat-News

Delta Dental's Tooth Wizard and Plaqueman presented "Land of Smiles" to Southeast Elementary on Tuesday, Oct. 25, as part of Delta Dental of Missouri's Land of Smiles program. They also visited Hardeman R-X and Benton Elementary in order to reach more than 225 children. According to a press release, "Land of Smiles" is a highly entertaining and effective educational program that teaches school-aged children good oral and overall health habits. Students learned how to properly brush and floss their teeth, as well as the proper use of mouth rinse. Each student was sent home with a "smile bag" from Delta Dental that included a toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, an educational coloring sheet and mirror decal. Each school also received a curriculum guide with lessons and activities that teachers can incorporate in the classroom.