In honor of National Children’s Dental Health Month (yes, there is such a thing), I thought I would share a few resources for parents and teachers. In schools across the nation, children are receiving free dental health screenings this month. This month provides a good opportunity for parents and teachers to remind children about healthy teeth habits. The ADA provides a list of dental health activities for children, as well as ideas for classroom presentations on dental health. Other ideas for teaching children about dental health can be found at the Apples4TheTeacher website.
I have written a short article on how to prepare your child for the first visit to the dentist. As well as a blog post on 8 tips for good dental hygiene in young children. I hope parents and teachers find this information useful in continuing to teach children the importance of caring for their teeth.