It’s crucial to start healthy habits with kids while they’re young, so that regular brushing and flossing becomes an essential part of their daily routine. February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, so what better time than now to teach kids about the importance of taking care of their teeth?
The National Children’s Dental Health Month (NCDHM) theme for 2018 is “Defeat Monster Mouth” and features fun characters that are fighting to defeat Plaqster the Monster by brushing and flossing regularly.
The American Dental Association provides a wide variety of materials to help make learning about the importance of good oral health fun. From posters to activity sheets with crossword puzzles, coloring pages, and connect the dots, there are plenty of ways to help teach your kids how to prevent oral health problems like cavities and gingivitis. All materials are provided in both English and Spanish options.
National Children’s Dental Health Month is also a great time to remember to schedule family dentist appointments with Dakota Dental! The Apple Valley dental clinic has family dental services for all ages. Dakota Dental also has resources for parents to help kids prepare for trips to the dentist.
For more information on children’s dental services or to schedule your next family appointment, contact Dakota Dental today!