February is National Children’s Dental Health Month!
The American Dental Association is pleased to announce February 2019 National Children’s Dental Health Month (NCDHM). This month-long national health observance brings together thousands. A team of dedicated dental professionals, and health care providers will promote the benefits of good oral health to children and adults, caregivers and teachers.
Affiliated Dentists and other Madison dentists will be promoting the benefits of good oral health to children and families. We will share pro tips from our dedicated team of hygienists and dental assistants. We will hear right from parents and families. For instance, patients that visit Affiliated Madison dentists and are happy to report on their positive experiences and healthy smiles. Be sure to like and follow our Facebook page. Here you can stay up to date on the recipes and tips we will be sharing to help keep you healthy.
This year’s NCDHM campaign slogan, “Brush and clean in between to build a healthy smile”.
Fun Fact – When did this national dental health observance start?
National Children’s Dental Health observances began with a one-day event in Cleveland, Ohio and a one-week event in Akron, Ohio during February 1941.
Since then, the concept has grown from a two-city event into a nationwide program. The American Dental Association held the first national observance of Children’s Dental Health Day on February 8, 1949. The single day observance became a weeklong event in 1955. And in 1981, the program was extended to a month-long celebration. Therefore, it’s known today as National Children’s Dental Health Month.