National Children’s Dental Health Month

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

National Children’s Dental Health Month is an observance that 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

This year’s NCDHM campaign slogan is “Fluoride in water prevents cavities! Get it from the tap”! In case you don’t know, fluoride is great, and safe! From the ADA New Dentist Now blog:

If there is one thing dentists know, it’s that fluoride is great. Fluoride is a natural mineral in our environment and back in the 1930s, it was noticed that parts of the country that were naturally fluoridated at higher levels had fewer cavities in the population, so for the next 20 years, a lot of research was done. We came up with water fluoridation in the 1940s and then we went on to professionally apply topical fluorides today, which has probably been the greatest thing to reduce the caries level in our population.

Topical Fluoride

Join us for a discussion on topical fluoride!

Posted by American Dental Association on Tuesday, April 18, 2017

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 2019 NCDHM Planning Guide 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.

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