KB dentist set to speak at area schools for Children’s Dental Health Month
In honor of National Children’s Dental Health Month, Dr. Neil A. Friedman, a Key Biscayne dentist, will once again speak at various Key Biscayne elementary schools throughout the month, educating children about the importance of maintaining excellent oral health.
Friedman presents fun and interactive ways when teaching about oral hygiene management. During the program, children learn proper brushing and flossing techniques, how to make healthy food choices, and what to expect at their dental visit.
Using giant teeth models with an equally giant toothbrush, Friedman shows the students how to take responsibility for their own oral hygiene. He calls for volunteers to help demonstrate flossing — except using jump rope to mimic floss and the students standing side-by-side to mimic teeth.
“As the father of three girls I know the challenges of trying to keep a child’s teeth healthy,” Friedman said. “Many parents have told me that once their child learned about dental health in a fun way, they were motivated to brush their teeth to keep their smile shining bright. The earlier that children start making smart diet choices and developing good habits, the better chance they have to enjoy a lifetime of healthy, strong teeth!”
This is the 12th year presented at area schools. His practice, located near the post office in L’Esplanade, caters to patients of all ages. Friedman is speaking to children ages 3-10 at the following schools:
- Key Biscayne Community School K-3rd grade
- Key Biscayne Community Church School
- St. Agnes Academy
- St. Christopher’s By-the-Sea Montessori School
- Key Biscayne Presbyterian School