Each February, the American Dental Association (ADA) sponsors National Children’s Dental Health Month to raise awareness about the importance of oral health. NCDHM messages and materials have reached millions of people in communities across the country.
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.
Whether you’re a teacher or a parent, the ADA has free online resources that can help you with oral health presentations, ideas for the classroom and coloring and activity sheets that can be used as handouts. They also have booklets, videos and other materials available for purchase through the ADA Catalog.
This year’s NCDHM poster features the campaign’s slogan “ROCK YOUR SMILE” on both sides. This eye-catching poster features the McGrinn Twins, Flossy and Buck, along with their best friends and next-door neighbors Den and Gen Smiley, dancing and singing their way to a healthy smile. On the reverse, pre-teens/teens are listening to great music while rocking their smile. Download the posters and activities for your kids below.