February is National Dental Health Month

January 29, 2016

Posted by Lisa Lomasney

Keeping kids healthy is a full-time job!  One aspect of children's wellness that is often overlooked is oral health care.  In February, at AppleTree & Gilden Woods we celebrate National Children's Dental Health Month.  You may even see a special guest visit our preschool classrooms to talk with the children about good oral health care and about visiting the dentist, as we often invite local dentists and/or hygienists to our program.  Our teachers will also be talking with the children about proper brushing, flossing, and practicing good overall oral health habits.

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends children see a dentist by no later than their first birthday.  For more information on children's dental health, visit the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry's website at www.aapd.org.  For information on dental insurance assistance and other health care program assistance eligibility, visit www.michigan.gov.

Available in February at AppleTree & Gilden Woods locations are Family Awareness Campaign to Teach (F.A.C.T.) cards about National Children's Dental Health Month as well as a dental-themed coloring page featuring one of our Woodland Friends.

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