February is Children's Dental Health Month!
Every February, we put a special focus on children's dental health. If you are visiting the office this month, we have some fun activity packets available for all children who would like one. Even if you or your child doesn't have an appointment, please feel free to come in and pick one up! This year's message encourages children to choose plain or filtered tap water over other beverages and to remember to brush "2min2x!" (two minutes, two times per day).
To celebrate children's dental health month, we're having a contest! Kids in three different ages groups can bring in a drawing of their favorite practice member (dentist, hygienist, front desk, dental assistant -- anyone!) and be entered to win a great prize! The age brackets are 5 and under, 6 to 10, and 11 and up. The prize for youngest age group will be a cool dental mystery bag; the two older age groups will each have the chance to win an Oral-B Vitality toothbrush (valued at $27). We'd like to encourage kids to be as creative as they can with this contest and have as much fun with it as they can!
If you are interested in learning more about children's dental health in general, the ADA has created a great site just for kids, MouthHealthyKids.org. Once there, you can download activity sheets, watch videos and even play online games. Check it out!