Creative Activities for Children’s Dental Health Month Festivities

February 3, 2015
Tell your kiddos to show off their smiles -- February is National Children’s Dental Health Month.

Did you know the average child smiles 400 times a day? With so much grinning going around, your little one should be proud to display their pearly whites! Educating children about the importance of oral health is key for a lifetime of healthy smiles. Whether you’re a dental professional, a parent or a teacher, we want you to help spread the message of proper oral hygiene. What are you waiting for? Teach teeth truths to growing grins! To help you get started, here are 3 kid-themed activities. Egg-ceptional Smiles This activity gives youngsters a hands-on dental lesson. Start by “brushing the teeth” using the white paint, toothbrush and egg carton. Once the paint is dry, it’s time to floss! Work with your tot to place “plaque” (moldable dough) in between each egg carton crack. Then use the floss to remove the dough from each tooth. Brushing & Flossing Chart The earlier children learn to take care of their teeth, the better. Kids, just like adults, should brush twice a day and flossing once a day…every day! Make sure they’re getting their daily dental dose with our brushing and flossing chart. Let your child color a circle each time a dental duty is completed. Stickers work too! A Mouthy Mix-Up Teach your tot how to maintain a healthy mouth. Work with your child to unscramble the words and find out what makes an extra-sparkly smile. For more creative ways to get kids excited about dentistry, check out our Teaching Healthy Habits Pinterest board.