February is National Children’s Dental Health Month

We hope you have all had a great start to the new year! Now that January is over (finally), it’s time for Valentine’s Day!

February is also National Children’s Dental Health Month. The American Dental Association released this statement announcing this year’s campaign slogan:
“The February 2019 National Children’s Dental Health Month is brought to you by the ADA.

This month-long national health observance brings together thousands of dedicated professionals, healthcare providers, and educators to promote the benefits of good oral health to children, their caregivers, teachers and many others.
This year’s NCDHM campaign slogan is “Brush and clean in between to build a healthy smile.“

Here are some tips for your kiddos on how to be an amazing brusher!

  • Hum the ABC’s twice while brushing
  • Brush at least every morning and every night
  • Floss regularly
  • Replace your toothbrush every 3-4 months
  • Use a soft bristled brush to avoid causing tooth sensitivity
  • Avoid eating too much sugar, keep a healthy diet
  • Visit your dentist regularly
  • If you have braces, make sure you take extra time to brush around all brackets and your gum line