TORONTO, April 1 /CNW/ - The Honourable Margarett Best, Ontario Minister
of Health Promotion and Sport, was on hand at ARS Day School to kick
off the Don Mills Rotary's 11th annual "Brush-a-mania" program, part of April Oral Health Month in
Students at the school were handed toothbrushes, toothpaste, and
brochures and given hints on proper brushing techniques. The event
ended with a two-minute mass "Brush-Off." Minister Best was joined by
Ontario Dental Association President Dr. Lynn Tomkins, Brush-a-mania
Chair Dr. Raffy Chouljian, and Rotary District 7070 Governor Ted
Morrison in bringing the message "two times a day for two minutes" to
the kids who attended.
"Encouraging children to develop healthy oral hygiene habits early in
life is very important. Developing healthy habits such as brushing and
flossing regularly, choosing healthy snacks and limiting sugar and salt
will set the course for a much healthier future," says Margarett Best,
Ontario Minister of Health Promotion and Sport.
During Brush-a-mania, dentists in different parts of the province will
visit up to 50 participating schools in similar events to teach kids
how to take good care of their teeth. Since it began, Brush-a-mania
has reached over 400,000 students.
"What's great about Brush-a-mania is it promotes oral health among young
students in a fun way, while giving them a chance to interact with
dentists outside their offices," said Chouljian.
Sponsors include: Rotary Clubs of Toronto—Don Mills and
Toronto-Eglinton; Toronto Academy of Dentistry; Colgate; Tippet
Richardson; TD Canada Trust; RBC; Shaw Group; Dental Associations:
Essex County and Kingston & District; Dental Societies: Ottawa, Toronto
Central, and Toronto East.
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For further information:
Dr. Raffey Chouljian: firstname.lastname@example.org, office: 416-752-1143; cell 416-618-2348
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