February Is National Children’s Dental Health Month
Since February 1941, the American Dental Association (ADA) has sponsored a national campaign combating poor oral health. The tradition continues this month as National Children’s Dental Health Month. Each February, there is a different theme to the campaign with an accompanying slogan. This year’s theme is “Sugar Wars.”
“This year’s NCDHM campaign slogan “Sugar Wars” is displayed on both sides of the poster (found on ADA website). The Smileys, McGrinns and K9 are in a spaceship, the USS SweetSwatter. It is equipped with toothbrush swatters, fighting against the Sweet Tooth Invaders for good oral health. On the reverse side, preteen/teenagers demonstrate effective ways to defeat the effects of sugar and maintain good oral health by brushing, flossing, rinsing and eating healthy snacks.” – American Dental Association
Developing good brushing habits — brushing teeth for two minutes, twice a day — and scheduling regular dental appointments will improve children’s oral health, and promote healthy living. Here’s a fun infographic on how to select the right toothbrush to help your kids combat the Sweet Tooth Invaders. Click to enlarge.