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February Is National Children's Dental Health Month

The American Dental Association observed Children's Dental Health Day for the first time on February 8, 1949. In 1955, this one-day event was extended to a week, and in 1981 to a month. Today, National Children's Dental Health Month is observed every February.

Developing good oral health habits at an early age and visiting the dentist regularly helps children get a good start on a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. Use these resources to raise awareness about the importance of children's oral health in your community. Find ideas for classroom and family night activities.

Video: Share the love in February; It's National Children's Dental Health Month, in English and Spanish



Resources for Staff to Use or Share

Ideas for Classroom and Family Night Activities