February is Dental Awareness Month

 February is dental awareness month!
We have scheduled a special visitor from the Children’s Center for Dentistry to
come share 
information with the children about oral health on February 7th.
Brush up on oral health with these tips:
  • The ADA recommends kids brush for two minutes, two times a day; an hourglass timer is helpful and fun to use.
  • Maintain a regular routine; brush at the same time each day, e.g., before school and before bedtime.
  • Don’t forget to floss!
  • Visit the dentist every six months for regular cleanings and check-ups; there are many books that will help ease any anxiety around seeing the dentist, such as Berenstain Bears Visit The Dentist by Stan and Jan Berenstain and Have You Ever Seen a Moose Brushing His Teeth? by Jamie McClaine and April Goodman Willy.
  • Give your child healthy snacks instead of sugar-laden sweets when possible and be mindful to ensure your kids brush well on days sweets are enjoyed.
  • Make brushing fun! Add music or purchase a musical toothbrush for your child and encourage them to pick out their toothbrush and flavored toothpaste.