I remember being lined up in school for Fluoride treatments
At about 4 or 5 years old in Bermuda’s primary schools, I remember the Dental Hygienist visiting with the kid-friendly, highly decorated mobile van to do our dental checkups. We were bombarded with the importance of Fluoride from the character “Tilly Tooth”. I still remember “Tilly Tooth” – I was Sally in the school play – whose mouth ironically enough Tilly lived in!
Oddly enough we were brushing at home twice a day with Fluoride toothpaste, but she would give all of the kids at the school – maybe about 250 – 300 at the time – these little cups of liquid to swish and spit.
It was almost something to look forward to, after all giving kids under 11 a sticker or pencil just for swishing with a yummy liquid – no-brainer!
This dental care was then maintained by daily yummy tasting Fluoride tablets administered by each classroom teacher at lunch.
30 plus years later here I sit processing the below info…