Tooth fairies show way to dental health at A Step Ahead Early Learning Centre


Tooth fairy dentist Claudia Gadomsky shows three-year-old Emilia how to brush teeth correctly.           d452899
Tooth fairy dentist Claudia Gadomsky shows three-year-old Emilia how to brush teeth correctly.         d452899

TOOTH fairies sprinkled their magic over toddlers at a pre-primary school in Helena Valley to encourage youngsters to care for their teeth.

Dentist Claudia Gadomsky and dental nurse Wendy McClelland visited A Step Ahead Early Learning Centre last month.

Ms McClelland said the day care centre approached the newly opened dental practice in Helena Valley.

“The day care centre contacted us, they were keen to involve a local business and incorporate the local community,” she said.

“Oral hygiene and health are a regular part of the educational program at the centre.”

Young children needed a positive association with oral hygiene early in life to ensure tooth and gum care was part of their daily routine, she said.

Dr Gadomsky, a University of WA tutor in dentistry, and Ms McClelland dressed as tooth fairies to make the experience engaging for the children.

The tooth fairies also talked about healthy eating and demonstrated correct tooth brushing techniques.

Day care youngsters took home a bag of goodies that included a toothbrush, colouring-in sheets, toothpaste and information for parents.