Clean Teeth, Healthier Bodies

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Brookhaven Elementary students learned that keeping their teeth clean can improve the health of their bodies during a presentation by Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine student Joseph Sacco. Mr. Sacco was accompanied by toy dinosaur Dudley, who provided the students with opportunities to test their knowledge of brushing and flossing.

During the presentation, Mr. Sacco educated the students on brushing and flossing techniques, how to prevent cavities by eating healthy foods, and the importance of mouth guards while playing sports. Select students used the large plastic toothbrush to brush Dudley’s teeth. 

At the end of the lesson, the students received a packet of information on how to maintain tooth health.