If you routinely forget to brush your teeth a larger tooth brush might be the cure to your lacking oral health. A Kellogg High School senior created a seven foot tooth brush as part of a oral health education display contest.
Jacob Rasmussen's giant tooth brush was among other creative endevours by teens in Kootenai and Shoshone counties for the contest sponsored by Panhandle Health District. Students from Kellogg High, New Vision Alternative School, Kootenai Bridge Academy and Coeur d'Alene Charter school participated, winners were given prize packages donated by local businesses.
The seven foot tooth brush, will be displayed, along with other winners, at PHD teen dental parties. The dental parties provide dental screenings, fluoride varnish, dental sealants and vouchers for needed follow-up care. Last year, local dentists donated nearly $20,000 worth of follow-up care for low-income families.