February is nationally recognized as National Children’s Dental Health Month by the American Dental Association. It’s the perfect time get your kids to brush up on the best ways to keep their smiles nice and bright!

national childrens dental health month

There are too many kids that don’t receive satisfactory care of their teeth. Tom’s of Maine breaks it down for us in this infographic:

childrens dental health awareness

In honor of this important time in the dental healthcare community and to provide better pediatric dental care, we gathered some of the best tips and materials for keeping kids’ oral health at its highest!

Start with Good Teeth-Brushing Habits

The best practice for keeping your kids’ (and your own) teeth healthy and clean is to brush twice a day for two minutes at a time. Doing this with your kids will encourage good dental hygiene habits once they get older!

Sink Your Teeth into a Good Book (About Dental Hygiene)

One of the best ways to educate your kids about oral hygiene practices is to read with them. Check out the tooth-errific booklist compiled by the National Education Association and Renaissance Dental for National Children’s Dental Health Month.

Check Out Some Tooth-tastic Fun Facts

The NEA and Renaissance Dental also put together this great fun fact list of interesting and goofy tooth facts for your little ones to enjoy.

Keep Track of it All

The best way to commit to effective oral health habits is to keep track of what you’ve done and to work by a schedule. To get your kiddos into this mindset, use this nifty Brush Tracking Chart by the NEA and Renaissance Dental.

Dental Health Videos & Images

Don’t be afraid to visually inspire your kids! Sometimes a quirky or interesting video is all the information they need to be better brushers on their own. If you’ve got a creative one on your hands, help them out with some of these great dental health clips of media.

Schedule an Appointment with our Holly Springs Dentists

It’s very important to bring your kids in for regular teeth cleanings and checkups every six months and February is the perfect time to do so! To schedule an appointment with our dentists, fill out a contact form or call one of our offices. Our Holly Springs dentist office phone number is (919) 600-6262 and our Cary office phone number is (919) 467-2203.