National Children’s Dental Health Month

Each February, the American Dental Association (ADA) sponsors National Children’s Dental Health Month to raise awareness about the importance of oral health. Developing good habits at an early age and scheduling regular dental visits helps children get a good start on a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. For more information, visit the following websites: – 10 Tips for Taking Care of Teeth, Toothsome Trivia, Test Your Dental IQ, and Fun Activities. – From baby teeth to braces, Healthy Teeth is all about what goes on inside your mouth. Produced by dentists for elementary aged kids curious about the “why?” of oral health. – Fun coloring and activity sheets that can be used as handouts, from the American Dental Association. – The American Dental Association’s new website for consumers has answers for every life stage featuring healthy habits, top concerns, nutrition, and fact or fiction information. Search A-Z topics and the Top Ten Dental Symptom slideshow to learn about different dental issues and discover how you can prevent and/or treat these issues. For Kids! has activities and games to help kids learn the importance of good oral health care – all while having fun. – Online activities, games, and quizzes for kids and preteens, plus printable PDF handouts and presentations for educators. – Colgate Kids’ World has answers to child-related oral health questions, and interactive activities for kids. – A fun “Eggsperiment” from Crest. – The Dental Defenders program provides materials that make it easy for first-grade teachers to educate their students about the importance of oral care. Includes a printable educator’s guide, lesson plans, demos and videos. – Dental Health Month Activities and Games. – Tooth Fairy Trivia. – A brief Tom’s of Maine Factory Tour video.

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