Hundreds of students from Orrvale Primary School learned the value of dental health on Friday, when representatives from Goulburn Valley Dental visited the school.
The business has been awarded a grant to provide the youngsters of the Goulburn Valley with education around the issue, and the students learned the importance of dental health, as well as received a special dental screening.
The screening was the result of a GV Dental grant, worth more than $7000, as part of the Wrigley Company Foundation and Australian Dental Health Foundation (ADHF) Community Service Grants program.
The business will provide up to 1500 primary school children with oral health promotion and education.
Within Australia, more than 40 per cent of children aged from five to 10 years have experienced caries in their primary teeth and more than 25 per cent of children aged from five to 10 years had untreated dental caries in their primary dentition.
The plan of the program is for it to be a long-term sustainable community initiative that will continue to grow.
The Goulburn Valley Healthy Smiles program has the ability to reach a large scale of regional children to better educate them on the importance of oral health.
Some children have no access to dental health and the information in these presentations sets them up to maintain good oral health during formative years.