Den­tist breaks down bar­ri­ers for chil­dren

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Business -

CHIL­DREN in Leederville re­ceived a les­son in oral hy­giene in May by den­tist Sarah Varma.

Dr Varma, from The Smile Clin­ique, ed­u­cated 80 chil­dren through­out two ses­sions about good oral hy­giene prac­tices and healthy eat­ing habits.

They also had a visit from the Tooth Fairy and learnt with teeth mod­els how to best brush their teeth.

Dr Varma pro­vided den­tal coats, gloves and masks to fa­mil­iarise them with what they would en­counter at the den­tist.

“We hope to ex­pand our reach over time and en­sure that chil­dren in our com­mu­nity are well in­formed about their oral health and fac­tors that can ad­versely af­fect it as well as pro­vid­ing them with pos­i­tive ex­pe­ri­ences with den­tal health pro­fes­sion­als.”

Pic­ture: An­drew Ritchie­mu­ni­ d454930

Dr Sarah Varma, Sam Wei­dinger, Tooth Fairy Eloise Bur­ton and Dar­cie Chapel­how from West Leederville Kinder­garten.

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