Since 1949, the American Dental Association (ADA) has sponsored National Children’s Dental Health Month in February. NCDHM helps raise awareness about the importance of oral health. Developing healthy habits at an early age and scheduling regular dental visits will help children get a good start on a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums.
This years campaign features the McGrinn Twins, Flossy & Buck along with their next door neighbors Den & Gen Smiley. Download the poster and the story for your children. The pre-teen/teen campaign features 3-D glasses and a ticket to a healthy smile.
The ADA provides a slew of resources at www.ada.org for parents and teachers. The free online resources can help you with dental health presentations, ideas for the classroom and coloring and activity sheets that can be used as handouts. They also have booklets, video and other material available for purchase through their ADA Catalog.