Little Rock, Ark. (February 23, 2012) — The Museum of Discovery is hosting ”Healthy Smiles” on
Saturday, February 25, 2012, and inviting kids to come grin and learn it at the Arkansas Blue
Cross and Blue Shield Amazing You Gallery.
If you’ve ever wondered how what you eat — and drink — affects the strength of your
teeth and health of your gums or what to do if you got a tooth knocked out in a game, then you
don’t want to miss ”Healthy Smiles.” Have fun as you discover these facts and the connection
between floss and fresh!
February is National Children’s Dental Health Month and kids of all ages can participate
in the ”Healthy Smiles” Event inside the Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield Amazing You
BlueAnn Ewe, Arkansas Blue Cross’ health ambassador (a big, blue sheep costumed
character) will make special appearances from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. distributing toothbrushes and
dental floss (while supplies last) to gallery-goers. Museum staff, local dental hygienists and
hygienist students also will conduct hands-on demonstrations throughout the day.
“This is the first of several fun learning events that will occur during the year within the
Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield Amazing You Gallery,” said Nan Selz, executive director
of the Museum of Discovery. “We encourage parents and grandparents to bring the children to
the Museum and help them make the connection between healthy habits and strong teeth and
gums. They will get to experience both some ‘yuck’ and ‘yum’ factors when it comes to good
dental health with lots of smiles along the learning path.”
“BlueAnn will greet children, pose for photos and let kids brush her ‘teeth,’ at the
’Healthy Smiles’ event,” said Karen Raley, vice president of Communications and Product
Development, for Arkansas Blue Cross. “BlueAnn travels the state teaching kids about good
dental health as a part of overall health and we are excited to have her appearing at the new
Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield Amazing You Gallery inside the Museum of Discovery.”
The Donald W. Reynolds Science Center at the Museum of Discovery re-opened its
doors in January 2012 with brand new, state-of-the-art, interactive science and technology
exhibits. It serves as Arkansas’s premier informal educational resource in those areas. Its
mission is to ignite a passion for science, technology and math in a dynamic, interactive
Founded in 1948, Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield, an Independent Licensee of the
Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, is the largest health insurer in Arkansas. If combined,
the 39 independent, locally operated Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans collectively provide
health care coverage for 98 million Americans.
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