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National Children’s Dental Health Month

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month.

Every year, the American Dental Association sponsors Children’s Dental Health Month, a program designed to raise awareness of the importance of good dental health, especially at early ages.

Little smiling girl playing guitarChildren’s Dental Health Month reaches millions of people in communities across the nation, and provides tips and information designed to instill good dental hygiene practices among children—and their parents.

This year, the theme is “Rock Your Smile”, and the ADA has prepared a variety of materials to reach pre-teens and tweens with fun activities and information to encourage proper brushing, flossing, and snacking.

The materials feature 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.

Throughout National Children’s Dental Health Month, Charlotte Dentistry® will feature elements and activities from the ADA program that you can share with children in your life.  Charlotte Dentistry® encourages parents to schedule their child’s first teeth cleaning visit around three years of age.

Why is this important, especially since baby teeth are replaced by permanent ones as children get older?  Early checkups can spot problems while they are still minor and more easily correctable, and early checkups encourage better dental health habits that can benefit children throughout their lives.

To learn more, give us a call, or stay tuned to our blog and Facebook page. You can also check out the ADA Information about “Rock Your Smile” HERE

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