Have you ever wondered how a giant copes with toothache? In our film “Open Wide and Step Inside” you can find out, as Geoffrey the Giant and his friend Mouse visit Daisy the fairy dentist to have a filling and learn all about how to look after their teeth.
Funded by the Wrigley Company Foundation, the innovative and unique 12 minute film was developed by the Community Engagement Team. The experience supports oral health improvement for children aged 5-7 years.
The film tells the story of a giant with toothache and his visit to meet Daisy the dentist. With key oral health messages throughout the film, children learn about their own teeth and find out how to keep them healthy. A 2 minute brushing song was written and recorded especially for the programme in collaboration with Plymouth Music Zone, with local school children taking part in the singing and production of the song. The animation is interactive; it can be stopped to reinforce key points with a quiz which encourages children to remember 5 important ‘take home’ messages:
- Brushing for 2 minutes twice a day
- Always brush before bedtime
- Fluoride is ‘super hero’ ingredient in sugar toothpaste
- Eat sugary foods and drinks at mealtimes
- Visit a dentist on a regular basis
“Open Wide and Step Inside” is the first time in the world that immersive vision technology has been used to promote an oral health message. Immersive vision is where the action takes place all around you. Screenings take place in the Immersive Vision Theatre at Plymouth University, or in the Go Dome which is mobile.
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