Creating dental health awareness in children


Making Dental Health Education Fun

Schools nationwide celebrate National Children’s Dental Health Month by including dental health education into the curriculum for the month of February. Classroom activities include projects that make learning about oral health fun. The ADA and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) have resources available on their websites for teachers to use in their classrooms and parents to use in their homes.

Dentists and hygienists visit schools to teach dental hygiene and provide handouts for the kids to take home. Contact your state dental association about arranging for a dental professional to visit your school.

There are also health fairs and other community sponsored events that are worth checking out.

Newspapers, television stations, local family magazines, and community centers and their websites are all sources to contact for information about NCDHM events.