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National Children’s Dental Health Month

Child with candy in mouth for dental health month

Each year in February, the American Dental Association, along with dental health care professionals, teachers and caregivers celebrate good oral health habits by promoting awareness to dental health needs in children, tweens and teens. This year’s slogan is “Sugar Wars” and the ongoing fight against sugar invaders! (ADA) The campaign highlights the value of a cavity free lifestyle, provides education on proper brushing and flossing techniques and making teeth friendly food and drink choices, reducing sugar in our diets. Presentations, games, coloring books and contests, along with take home dental supplies are a few examples of how dental teams and educators across the nation are teaching children the importance of healthy teeth. Starting early and learning good habits young have been proven to instill lifelong habits and save teeth.

It is estimated that on average 115-130 million Americans do not have dental insurance, affecting appro…