Produced by PGK Educational Tools LLC, the PGK Dental Hygiene Audio Smart-Kit is designed to support PGK’s Health & Fitness Youth Empowerment Initiative. It features critical information on the importance of children maintaining good dental hygiene. Its components include a dental hygiene workbook containing lessons, crosswords, and puzzles that feature PGK characters, and a free song download card.
PG the Kangaroo and his siblings Kelly and Kevin together with Dr. Gabby and their nemesis Captain Cavity guide children through important lessons on dental hygiene. “Brush, Brush” - a fun and entertaining song from PGK Music Box - encourages children to brush their teeth regularly.
Hundreds of thousands of American children, because of factors such as poverty and lack of education, are unaware of the lifelong relationship between dental hygiene and their overall health. Consequently, they do not establish lifelong dental hygiene habits that contribute to their overall health and well-being. Statistics that demonstrate the difficulties some children have in maintaining good dental hygiene include the following:
- Tooth decay is the single most chronic childhood disease, more prevalent than asthma and hay fever.
- Over 50 million school hours are lost each year due to the effects of poor dental hygiene.
- Low-income children are twice as likely to have untreated oral diseases than children not living in poverty.
Statistics such as these and an ongoing desire to empower children are the inspirations for PGK’s Dental Hygiene Audio Smart-Kit.