Altoona students learn benefits of healthy teeth during "Brush Around the Block"

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ALTOONA, Wis. (WEAU) -- A line of students simultaneously brushing their teeth Friday was part of a campaign to encourage healthy habits for students.

The "Brush Around the Block" celebration was at Altoona schools. A video from the schools shows more than thirty students brushing their teeth, along with others from the community. Students from Pedersen Elementary, Altoona Intermediate School, Altoona Middle School, and Altoona High School all participated with the goal of having the most people brushing their teeth at one time in Altoona's history. The campaign also involved an education component that started last month. Students learned that having healthy teeth can help a person's health, appearance, self esteem, and could even factor into whether they can get a job in the future.

Mayor Jack Blackburn also proclaimed May 9 to be Brush Around the Block Day in Altoona.

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