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February Is National Children's Dental Health Month

The American Dental Association (ADA) observed Children's Dental Health Day for the first time on February 8, 1949. In 1955, this 1-day event was extended to a week, and in 1981 to a month. Today, National Children's Dental Health Month is observed every February and supported with an ADA campaign.

Developing good oral health habits at an early age and visiting the dentist regularly help children get a great start on a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. While true any time, it is especially important for parents to take care of their child’s and their own oral health during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic to prevent oral disease.

2021 ADA National Children's Dental Health Month Campaign:
"Water, Nature's Drink!"


Learn More About Water

  • Community Water Fluoridation is a collection of selected resources that offers high-quality information about fluoridated community water. 
  • Why Mention Water Fluoridation?, from the Campaign for Dental Health, offers key points, guides for professionals, and posters about drinking fluoridated water.

COVID19 resource handouts

Resources for Professionals Working with Families