Submitted photo Registered dental hygienists at Howe Family Dentistry visited this St. Vincent de Paul class to show the students how taking care of their teeth can be fun and visiting the dentist isn’t scary.

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Registered dental hygienists at Howe Family Dentistry visited this St. Vincent de Paul class to show the students how taking care of their teeth can be fun and visiting the dentist isn’t scary.

MOUNT VERNON — In celebration of Children’s Dental Health Month, the staff of Howe Family Dentistry made a “house call” to an area school.

On Feb. 23, Jessica Summers and Jessica Remley, Registered Dental Hygienists at Howe Family Dentistry, along with Dr. Brian Howe visited the first and third graders at St. Vincent de Paul Elementary School. The students were shown how to take care of their teeth and some fun tips showing the right way to floss and brush, and to provide dental hygiene education. Dr. Howe completed dental exams on the third graders.

“We believe strongly in the importance of starting proper dental care as early as possible,” said Dr. Howe. “By visiting kids in school, we can not only teach them about proper dental hygiene, but also show them some fun and easy ways to do it. Meeting the children in a group setting where they are comfortable also lets them see that dentists aren’t scary.”

Dr. Howe has been caring for children’s teeth for more than 25 years.

 

 

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