What is National Children’s Dental Health Month?
This February, professionals and educators across the United States are celebrating National Children’s Dental Health Month. This year’s campaign includes a series of posters, resources, and activity sheets to promote the benefits of good oral health to children and everybody who impacts a child’s life.
The theme for 2020 is “Fluoride in water prevents cavities! Get it from the tap!” February 2020 marks the 75thanniversary of the addition of fluoride to community water supplies. Drinking water with fluoride helps prevent cavities while keeping kids hydrated.
Why is Good Oral Health Important for Kids?
Tooth decay is one of the most common chronic diseases for American kids. Poor oral health affects a child’s ability to eat, play, and attend school. Kids with poor oral health also have worse school attendance and lower grades.
There are many steps caregivers and educators can take to improve a child’s oral health and prevent cavities.
- Encourage children to drink tap water instead of bottled water.
- Purchase toothpaste with fluoride.
- Urge children and parents to brush properly at least twice per day.
- Make sure your children see a dentist regularly for check-ups and professional teeth cleaning.
Celebrate National Children’s Dental Health Month with Jefferson Dental Care
Jefferson Dental Care is committed to good oral health for children in our communities. To celebrate this year’s National Children’s Dental Health Month, Jefferson Dental Care clinics are giving sunglasses to all kids who visit during the month of February.
Is your child due for a check-up or are you in need of a new dentist? Contact the office nearest you to schedule a check-up and professional teeth cleaning for your child.