BOSTON (CBS) – How’s this for adorable? The New England Aquarium harbor seals are doing their part this month to show visitors the importance of dental health.
February is Nation Children’s Dental Health month. And the seals are showing off their pearly whites as they get in a few public brushings.READ MORE: Rain Returns, Heavy Tuesday With Threat Of Flooding And Damaging Winds
The marine mammal trainers have actually been brushing the seals’ pearly whites since back in the mid-90s, when they discovered a seal was in danger of losing a tooth.READ MORE: Coronavirus In Massachusetts: Today's Developments
It took up to six months of training, depending on the seal, to master the daily brushing program.
Now, the seals even have a favorite toothpaste flavor: malt.MORE NEWS: Bob Neumeier, Longtime Sportscaster In Boston And At WBZ-TV, Dies At 70