Tell your kiddos to show off their smiles — February is National Children’s Dental Health Month.
Did you know the average child smiles 400 times a day? With so much grinning going around, your little ones should be proud to display their pearly whites! Educating children about the importance of dental health is key for a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums.
Whether you’re a dental professional, a parent, or a teacher, you can help spread the message of proper dental health. What are you waiting for? Teach teeth truths to growing grins! To help you get started, here are 3 kid-themed activities.
This activity gives youngsters a hands-on dental lesson. Start by “brushing the teeth” using the white paint, toothbrush, and egg carton. Once the paint is dry, it’s time to floss! Work with your tot to place “plaque” (moldable dough) in between each egg carton crack. Then use the floss to remove the dough from each tooth.
Brushing & Flossing Chart
The earlier children learn to take care of their teeth, the better.
Kids, just like adults, should be brushing twice a day and flossing once a day, every day! Make sure they’re getting their daily dental dose with our brushing and flossing chart. Let your child color a circle each time a dental duty is completed. Stickers work, too!
A Mouthy Mix-Up
Teach your tot how to maintain a healthy mouth. Work with your child to unscramble the words and find out what makes an extra-sparkly smile.
For more creative ways to get kids excited about dentistry, check out our Pinterest page.