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National Children's Dental Health Month

Sealants Make Sense

Smile! February is National Children's Dental Health Month (NCDHM) - a great opportunity to promote the benefits of good oral health, because developing good dental health habits, including scheduling regular dental visits, helps children get a good start on a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums.

The American Dental Association has chosen this year's campaign slogan to be "Sealants Make Sense." Visit the 2022 NCDHM Campaign website to download posters and activity sheets for kids (like a coloring sheet and a crossword puzzle), many of which are available in Spanish. Check out free publications from the National Institutes of Health, including material on baby teeth, tooth decay, and finding low cost dental care.  

Resources for Sharing

The Head Start Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center shares free, downloadable resources that provide tips and tools (including a children's book and webinar) to help families ensure that good oral health begins in infancy, including:

The American Academy of Pediatrics (healthychildren.org) suggests that families add a dental professional as a resource to its support system and shares articles on topics including:

Learning and Training Resources

The WIC Works Resource System features a number of resources for WIC staff to learn about and educate WIC participants on oral health, such as:

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