February Is National Children’s Dental Health Month

Children's Dental Health Month Merrimack NHThe National Children’s Dental Health Month campaign in February brings together thousands of dedicated educators, dental professionals, health care providers and others to promote the benefits of good oral health to children, their parents, teachers, caregivers and others each and every year.

This year the 2016 NCDHM campaign features the slogan “Sugar Wars” on both sides of the poster. The Smileys, McGrinns and K9 are in a spaceship, the USS SweetSwatter. It is equipped with toothbrush swatters, fighting against the Sweet Tooth Invaders for good oral health. On the reverse side, preteen/teenagers demonstrate effective ways to defeat the effects of sugar and maintain good oral health by brushing, flossing, rinsing and eating healthy snacks.

This year will be the 75th anniversary of the National children’s Dental health Month program. Since it started in Ohio 75 years ago, the concept has grown into a nationwide program that is promoted for the entire month of February throughout the country.

Good oral health habits are formed at an early age. Help your children start on the road to a great and beautiful smile. At Elliott Orthodontics, our goal is to teach patients and reinforce good habits with parents on how to keep your kids smiles beautiful now and for years to come. Especially during orthodontic treatment when food accumulates around the brackets and wires. If you have any questions or to schedule an appointment, please contact our office in Merrimack or New Boston NH.

So help us to help our kids protect their teeth by downloading the official 2016 poster. Click here to download the 2016 NCDHM Letter size Poster. Print it out and post it in your bathroom as a reminder to everyone to brush your teeth at least 2X a day for good oral health. Also, get in the habit of brushing your teeth with your children. It sets a great example.