Pediatric dentist teaches preschoolers oral hygiene

            Since opening her practice, Kids First Dentistry, at Roosevelt Square Mall in 2013, Dr. Jila Mahajan has made it a practice to visit local preschools and elementary schools each January and February to teach children the importance of good dental hygiene.

            The pediatric dentist visited Avondale Child’s Day Out Early Learning Center, 1621 Talbot Ave., Feb. 5 where she demonstrated proper brushing and flossing techniques to nearly 40 students age 1 to 4 years old. Dr. Mahajan enlisted the help of VPK-4 students Lorenza Gowdy and Matthew Almand to use puppets, Sunny and Chase, in the exercise.

Lorenza Gowdy and Matthew Almand assist Dr. Jila Mahajan in a tooth-brushing demonstration at the Avondale Early Learning Center.
Lorenza Gowdy and Matthew Almand assist Dr. Jila Mahajan in a tooth-brushing demonstration at the Avondale Early Learning Center.

            The students also watched a short, animated film about oral hygiene and shared their own successes about daily brushing. One little girl shared that she plays a tooth-brushing game to win a prize, while others showed off their nice, clean smiles.

Dr. Jila Mahajan squirts preschool students with water after teaching the class about the importance of oral hygiene.
Dr. Jila Mahajan squirts preschool students with water after teaching the class about the importance of oral hygiene.

            Dr. Mahajan also visited St. John’s Presbyterian Kindergarten and Preschool Feb. 11 and St. Mark’s Episcopal Day School Feb. 12.

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