Tooth Wizard to the Rescue


Students at Tri-C Elementary in Carterville got a visit from a rather odd duo last Monday. The Tooth Wizard came to the school to explain the importance of dental health, while Plaque Man tried to stop him, telling the kids to, “eat lollipops, soda pop, cake and other standard tooth-taking-care-of-foods.” The Tooth Wizard quickly explained that such advice is not a good idea. They used an over-sized set of teeth and tooth brush to show proper brushing techniques. The Tooth Wizard said the kids “eat it up all the way through,” and they encouraged student participation in the show. The performance is sponsored by Delta Dental of Illinois who also provide ‘smile bags’ for the kids with toothbrushes, paste, and floss.