Smile! Kids get a head start on lifetime of healthy teeth

OKEMOS, Mich. – On a mission to encourage children to develop good dental health habits at an early age, member dentists of the Cloverland District Dental Society (CDDS) provided area children and their parents with all the resources necessary to do just that.

Almost 2,000 goodie bags, filled with more than $1,000 worth of dental hygiene supplies were donated to both the Escanaba and Iron Mountain/Kingsford Care Free Dental Clinics, as well as to various grade schools. Each bag contained a CDDS-branded toothbrush, two tubes of toothpaste, floss and a “Sip All Day, Get Decay” educational flyer.

“Because of our donation, we know many children and adults in our community will now have healthier smiles,” said Dr. Annette Eastin, CDDS secretary treasurer and an Escanaba dentist. “And that makes each member of the CDDS smile.”

The CDDS is one of the 26 district dental societies of the Michigan Dental Association and represents the member dentists of Iron, Dickinson, Menominee, Delta and Schoolcraft counties at the local level. The MDA works to educate the public about oral health, promotes the science and art of dentistry, and provides educational materials and services to its 5,500 members, enhancing their ability to provide quality care.

For more information, visit www.smilemichigan.com.