National Children’s Dental Health Month is meant to raise awareness about the importance of oral health. Why is this type of celebration—and year-round attention to children’s dental health--important?
Despite the fact that it’s almost entirely preventable, tooth decay is the most common chronic disease in children. The good news is there are safe and effective preventive measures that can protect teeth. Good oral hygiene practices such as thorough brushing with a fluoride toothpaste can help keep children from getting cavities. In addition, dental sealants and community water fluoridation are two other strategies that can help prevent tooth decay.
Whether you’re a health professional, teacher, or parent, the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research has free health education materials you can use and share in your classrooms.
Download this easy-to-read brochure for parents with infants or toddlers, click here.