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Myers-Wilkins students get a free teeth cleaning

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On Tuesday, students at Myers-Wilkins Elementary got a free cleaning of their pearly whites. 

It was part of an initiative put on by Delta Dental to promote the importance of establishing good oral hygiene habits at a young age. 

Students got their teeth inspected, cleaned and sealed, all free of charge! 

Experts say bringing the dentist office to the school is a way to get around transportation barriers, and alleviate the stress for working parents. 

"Providing dental care on site, in the schools, where children naturally congregate, reduces a lot of barriers to receiving care, especially for kids who are undeserved, who might be on medical assistance, or have no insurance at all, who we serve," said Sarah Wovcha, Executive Director for Childcare's Dental Services. 

Since 2008, this program has provided care for more than 20,000 students in Duluth schools. 

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