LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — This month is celebrating National Children's Dental Health Month.
It started out as a day long event and now lasts a whole month.
Dentists use the month to educate kids on the importance of taking care of their teeth.
They visit local elementary schools and encourage good hygiene and hand out goody bags with toothbrushes and toothpaste.
Dr. Snapp says it's important to find fun ways to engage the students.
"We will bring a video to show," said Snapp. "It's through the ADA. There are different ones you can get. It's a cartoon that gets them in the mood for things. We talk about diet. We talk about things to eat; things not to eat. We talk about brushing, how to brush, flossing. We show them some cool teeth of different animals like sharks, raccoons just showing them how our mouth is a little different than the others."
Dr. Snapp says he will make a visit to six local elementary schools.
Those schools are Dayton, Earhart, Woodland, St. Marys, Wea Ridge and Mintonye.