February is Children’s Dental Health Month, and it’s the perfect time to educate your kids about their oral health! Here are four fun ways you can celebrate Children’s Dental Health Month and encourage your little one to develop healthy habits and take charge of their oral hygiene:
Kids love being able to pick out their own stuff, so giving them an opportunity to choose a new toothbrush and toothpaste. They’ll have fun browsing all of their different options and selecting dental health tools to use every day.
Typically, toothbrushes (or brush heads) should be replaced about every 3 months, but most people end up using their toothbrushes for much longer than this. Children’s Dental Health Month is a great time to refresh oral hygiene products.
No matter how old you are, regular teeth cleanings and oral exams are the best way to keep your mouth healthy. Children’s Dental Health Month is a great reminder to make some time to schedule your appointment and take your child to the dentist.
Kids typically appreciate hands-on experiences and visual learning. To help your little one understand the importance of dental health, try using plaque disclosing tablets! This can be a fun, informative activity to help educate your child about their oral health.
These tablets use a highly-visible dye that attaches to plaque in your mouth and can be purchased both online and in most drugstores. The bright dye colors the plaque and makes it visible, allowing your kids to see just how much plaque is in their mouths. After this exercise, they’ll be sure to brush more thoroughly!
The ADA has a number of fun coloring sheets, crosswords, and other activities for Children’s Dental Health Month. Print out a few of these activities and do them as a family! Kids will enjoy the bonding time, and you’ll also be able to educate your kids about the importance of oral health and hygiene. That’s a win-win!
Need to schedule your child’s next appointment? Get in touch with the team at Cardinal Family Dentistry today!. Dr. Barker is always taking new patients, and we’d love to meet you and your family. We can help at every age and stage of dental health, from basic teeth cleanings and oral exams to implants and more.
To get started, give us a call at (919) 589-5001, or come to our office at 1481 Chapel Ridge Road, Apex, NC 27502. If you’d like to learn more about what we do, read some of our patient testimonials!