Alligators aren’t terribly common in Austin Texas, but local Austin dentist Dr. Ann Thompson has seemed to tame one of the giant animals to help show young Austin children how to properly brush their teeth.
On June 11th, Dr. Thompson and her Austin dental assistant visited Gorgeous Millie, a teacher led playgroup (referred to as “pre-preschool”) for young children ages 0 to 3 years old based in West Austin’s Davenport Village, to help show young children and their parents how to care for their existing, and soon to come, teeth.
A large and colorful green alligator puppet with a full mouth of teeth waiting to be brushed by an over-sized toothbrush helped the Thompson Dentistry team demonstrate to Gorgeous Millie students the right way to brush your teeth. Students gathered around Dr. Thompson as proper brushing techniques were demonstrated, and those eager to curl up next to the soft and cuddly alligator tooth brushing puppet got a chance to try their hand at mimicking one of the fundamentals of good oral health.
Establishing sound oral health techniques early in life sets children up well as they mature. Gorgeous Millie has a great program, such cute kids!” said Dr. Ann Thompson of her experience at the Westlake Davenport Ranch pre-preschool at Austin’s 360 and Westlake Drive.
Evangelizing dental patient education, for those of all ages, along with meaningful community involvement are important to Westlake cosmetic dentist Dr. Thompson. For the benefit of all, especially the oral health of young Austin children, hopefully this won’t be the last time that we see alligators, safe puppet ones at least, roaming Austin neighborhoods.