Children & Dental Health Month

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. The National Children’s Dental Health Month is a targeted national campaign presented by the American Dental Association and Crest + Oral B. It is all about helping to educate families on the importance of and benefits of good oral health.

This year’s campaign slogan is: Brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste and clean between your teeth for a healthy smile.”

We all know proper oral hygiene habits begin at a young age. Here are some healthy smile tips you can teach and reinforce with your children to help establish proper oral hygiene habits for life:

-Brush your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste

-Clean between your teeth daily

-Eat a healthy diet that limits sugary beverages and snacks

-See your dentist regularly for prevention and treatment of oral disease

Also, to make the experience of learning about oral health fun, visit http://www.mouthhealthy.org/ToothTeam for downloadable materials to use with your children to help reinforce the message of good habits. On this page, you’ll find a crossword activity, a connect the dots worksheet, and a coloring sheet teaching about dental hygiene.

As well, there is a downloadable brushing calendar that helps children track their brushing routine, offering a space to fill in for both morning and evening brushing. This is a helpful visual to hang in the bathroom as a reminder and as a motivator!

If your child has not been in to our office in the last six months for their regular cleaning, call us today to set up your appointment! Our team at River Valley Smiles cares about your family’s dental health and we are committed to partner with you to help ensure they have a healthy mouth for life!