What is National Children’s Dental Health Month?

National Children’s Dental Health Month (NCDHM) began as a single day event in Cleveland, Ohio in 1941. After four decades of success, the American Dental Association (ADA) extended the program to a month-long observance in February. Many dental practices, educators, and healthcare providers participate in raising awareness about the importance of dental health for children, and our office is no exception. Our goal is to inform, educate, and encourage your little ones to develop good habits at an early age for a lifetime of oral health.

Each year, we visit our local elementary schools to provide an interactive presentation. It is our pleasure to deliver plenty of posters, coloring sheets, and the online tools needed to assist our educators with the fight against decay long after our presentation has ended. Dr. Mira Diora and her dental assistant, Karren, might even show up in costume! We hope to provide a fun learning experience that will be easily understood and remembered.

This year’s NCDHM campaign slogan is “Brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste and clean between your teeth for a healthy smile.” (Yes, children need to floss too!) Dr. Diora will demonstrate the “correct” way you should brush and floss. Then each child will be provided with their very own toothbrush and flossers to practice and utilize at home with the supervision of their parents.

This year we are happy to announce Primrose School of Midtown will be our school of choice. However, if you are a parent or teacher of a school you’d like our office to visit or be a part of, please give us a call and we’d be happy to reach out and schedule a visit for the upcoming year!

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