Mascot name search contest launches

Orthodontic patient Hannah Cooke, 13, with the unnamed Wetherby Orthodontics mascot.
Orthodontic patient Hannah Cooke, 13, with the unnamed Wetherby Orthodontics mascot.
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An orthodontist from Wetherby has launched a competition for National Smile Month that she hopes will inspire young people to take good care of their teeth.

The “Name our Mascot” challenge is being run by Megan Hatfield of Wetherby Orthodontics via the practice’s Facebook page with entries also being accepted over the counter and online from younger children and those who don’t use Facebook. “Our cuddly green crocodile character has been wearing braces for six years and is in the clinic daily to befriend children who are undergoing orthodontic treatment but so far we have never given him a name,” said Megan.

“First of all we will be collecting name suggestions and then we’ll be putting them to the public vote to find the most popular.

“We hope that along the way we’ll be able to share plenty of messages about oral hygiene and dental care with the participants.”

National Smile Month takes place every year and runs until June 20 in 2012.