Sparkling Smiles in Yirrkala!

As part of our focus on Healthy Lifestyles, our Yirrkala Stars have been learning all about dental hygiene.

The Miwatj Clinic Oral Health Coordinator and dental assistants visited the Stars Room to explain the importance of dental hygiene and how not looking after your teeth can impact general health.

Our Stars heard about the negative effects of poor dental hygiene, including the development of plaque, tooth decay, bleeding, gum disease and, ultimately, the spread of disease to other parts of the body.

They also learnt what foods and drinks are good for your teeth, and which are bad – such as soft drink and sugary foods.

The students had lots of fun using a special gel that showed up the bacteria on their teeth, then learnt how to remove the germs by proper brushing and flossing.