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Caverna helps kids get “dentally” prepared for Kindergarten with the help of FRYSC and Barren River District Health

Ashlynn Ford

Caverna Family Resource Youth Service Centers (FRYSC) networked with the Barren River District Health Department to visit two local Childcare Facilities in the district on February 5th, 2019, in observance of National Children’s Dental Health Month. Dental Hygienist, Stacy T. Barrick PHROH, Dental Health Director, presented an excellent session of oral care for the early childhood aged children. A short discussion to prevent cavities, demonstrations of how to properly brush one’s teeth, discussion of proper foods to eat & drink, and students were given the opportunity to brush an oversize set of teeth. The students were given dental themed color sheets, along with a take home bag of dental hygiene products.  The event was part of Caverna’s FRYSC components, which is working with children 3-5 years old to better prepare them for Kindergarten readiness. 

Garrett Button and Jayden Gray
Stacy Barrick, PHRDH Dental Services Director

National Dental Health Month was originated in 1941 to promote oral health benefits to children, adults, teachers and many others. Establishing good attitudes and daily teeth care routines at an early age are critical in maintaining good oral health throughout life. Let’s work together to keep the children’s smiles beautiful now and for years to come. Special thanks to the staff at The Learning Tree and Let’s Go Play Childcare Centers for allowing Caverna FRYSC and BRDHD to be a part of your day.

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