This film shows the importance of regular visits to the dentist using two hand puppets, "Dottie," a mischievous little girl, and the "dentist." This film is effective in interesting youngsters of pre-school age and in primary school grades about the fundamentals of oral hygiene. In addition, parents can pick up pointers on teaching youngsters why personal care is so important to dental health. Proper diet is one of the subjects mentioned. When Dottie admits she eats "all the candy I can get," the dentist suggests other snacks be substituted such as carrots or apples. He emphasizes to Dottie the importance of brushing teeth thoroughly, avoiding sweets, and obtaining good professional care.
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Received: Aug. 19, 1986 as a donation from the American Dental Association.