National Children’s Dental Health Month

National Children's Dental Health MonthFebruary is National Children’s Dental Health Month!

This month-long national health observance brings together thousands of dedicated dental professionals, healthcare providers, and educators to promote the benefits of good oral health to children, their caregivers, teachers and many others.

The Message

Throughout the month, the ADA will be encouraging parents and kids to choose tap water, when possible, to quench their thirst and avoid drinks with added sugar like soda and sweetened juices.  Also important is maintaining good oral health by brushing, flossing and eating healthy. We invite you to help spread the message — together we can help keep smiles sparkling!

NCDHM Program Planning Guide

The NCDHM Program Planning Guide provides program coordinators, dental societies, teachers, and parents with resources to promote the benefits of good oral health to children.  The guide includes easy-to-do activities, program planning timetable tips, a sample NCDHM proclamation, and much, much more. Download the .pdf here. 

National Children’s Dental Health Month on ADA Social Media

To keep up to date with NCDHM, follow the campaign on ADA social media channels Facebook and Twitter. They share great tips on how we all can spread the message, and offer images, posters, and copy for use.