THE "I LOVE MY SMILE TOUR" LAUNCHES IN ROCKDALE COUNTY GEORGIA DURING NATIONAL CHILDREN'S DENTAL HEALTH MONTH
Dr. Heavenly and community leaders visit three elementary schools to promote healthy dental hygiene habits
Dr. Heavenly shows a Pine Street Elementary student the proper way to brush
On Friday, dentist, tv personality and author Dr. Heavenly Kimes, along with Rockdale County Post One Commissioner Sherri L. Washington and several civic organizations, launched the "I Love My Smile Tour," a dental hygiene awareness initiative during February's National Children's Dental Health Month.
The one-day tour took place at three Rockdale County schools -- C.J. Hicks Elementary School, Pine Street Elementary School and J.H. House Elementary School -- where kindergarteners attended an assembly featuring dental tips from Dr. Heavenly, sang songs, recited the "I Love My Smile" pledge, met "Sparkle the Tooth" and received dental kits with toothbrushes, floss and more.
At J.H. House Elementary, the students were eager to participate in the Q&A session
The "I Love My Smile Tour" was produced by Erica Antoinette Management in partnership with Smiles by Dr. Heavenly, Rockdale County Post One Commissioner Sherri L. Washington, Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc. (New Rock Chapter), Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. (Stone Mountain-Lithonia Alumnae Chapter) and the National Council of Negro Women, Inc. (Rockdale-Newton Section).
The "I Love My Smile Tour" partners showed up at C.J. Hicks Elementary bright and early to kick off the tour.
This J.H. House student really knows how to brush a tooth!
Nearly 400 dental kits were distributed that day
Commissioner Sherri L. Washington, C.J. Hicks principal Tiwon Toney and Dr. Heavenly (left); The students at C.J. Hicks thanked Dr. Heavenly with plenty of hugs (right)
Hi-Five for a job well done!
Now in its 78th year, National Children's Dental Health Month is an annual campaign created by the American Dental Association. This year's slogan is "Brush and clean in between to build a healthy smile," referring to the recommendations to brush for two minutes twice a day and clean between teeth daily with an interdental cleaner. For more information on NCDHM as well as materials, visit ADA.org/NCDHM.