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Land O' Lakes Elementary Students become dentists for a day Submitted: 02/17/2017
Land O' Lakes - Dental Hygienist Melissa Wagner really listened to the information she learned from her dentist when she was young.

"It started at a young age I want to help people I want to teach them to have great teeth so they can have their teeth for the rest of their lifetime," said Wagner.

Wagner spent her morning teaching students at Land O' Lakes Elementary school what it takes to be a dentist.

"The kids [get to] be the dentists and take food out of the bad teeth [we can help] dads and grandmas and aunts and kids," said Kindergartener Taylen Nelson.

These dentists in training learned everything they needed to stay on teeth patrol and have healthy teeth.

"You can't eat candy and you can't eat squirrel or deer," said 4K student Mackenzie Feltes.

Wagner set up demonstration tables to show what unhealthy foods can do to their teeth, and how to correctly floss and brush their pearly whites.
"Those are the basics so that's what we want to teach them while they're younger," said Wagner.

Schindelholz Dental in Land O' Lakes hosted the lessons.

 Wagner and her team hope teaching the kids while they're young will bring awareness to National Children's Dental Health Month. 


Written By: Phylicia Ashley

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