February is a special month in regards to the care and protection of your kids’ teeth. It is Children’s Dental Health Month, and it is a significant time to improve their dental hygiene so their teeth can become strong and healthy. It is the perfect opportunity to visit their dentist for a check-up and help with their daily oral routine.
If you are wondering how to maintain your children’s dental health, you’re in luck this month because it is all about learning how to get their teeth clean and bright.
What is Children’s Dental Health Month?
This health observance is a participation of the ADA and Crest + Oral B to promote the oral health of children and their caregivers, teachers, and parents. It also has the intent to bring together thousands of dental professionals and educators to bring awareness to children’s health.
The official slogan for the 2018 National Children’s Dental Health Month is: “Brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste and clean between your teeth for a healthy smile.”
ADA provides posters, activities, and other resources for you or a dental professional to use to help promote this health month in the best way. Grab your kiddos and do some fun activities while they learn about taking care of their teeth correctly.
How to Celebrate Children’s Dental Health Month
Other than the activities provided by the ADA for the health month, you can celebrate the observance of it with these simple actions.
Make it a family thing
Children have more fun toothbrushing when they do it with their parents, and they can gain excellent dental health care when they see their parents doing the same. Brush your teeth together as a unit, so your kids and yourself practice good oral hygiene. When you practice good dental health, everyone has brighter smiles.
Teach your children about cavity prevention
Children love candy but hate having to get filling for all the cavities they get from eating it. Cavity prevention at a young age helps avoid dental procedures done to treat them. Allow your kids to limit their candy consumption and to practice good oral hygiene so they can prevent cavities invading their young, precious teeth.
Visit your children’s dentist
February is a perfect month to bring the kids to their dentist for their dental check-up. Your dentist examines their teeth and teaches them about maintaining their teeth. If your children are scared of the dentist, Children’s Dental Health Month is a perfect opportunity for them to form a relationship with their dentist, so their fear goes away.
Bring the Kids into Cabrillo Family Dental Care this February
Our children’s dentistry is ready to celebrate Children’s National Health Month with your kids in a welcoming environment. Our dentists and staff are caring and want your children to have a pleasant dental experience. Schedule an appointment today!