The American Dental Association (ADA) backs National Children’s Dental Health Month (NCDHM) every February to increase awareness of child oral health care. The earlier that kids develop solid oral hygiene habits and start making regular visits to the dentist, the more likely they are to keep their teeth and gums in good shape for their whole lives.
NCDHM brings together thousands of health care providers, dental professionals, teachers, and other individuals who are dedicated to promoting good oral health habits to children. As a parent or a teacher, there is so much that you can do to help kids learn more about why it’s so important to have a healthy smile.
The 2018 NCDHM Slogan
The slogan to mark the celebration of 2018 NCDHM campaign is “Brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste and clean between your teeth for a healthy smile.” Accordingly, the campaign unites dental, healthcare professionals and other communities to encourage the benefits of sound oral health in children, guardians, teachers and more. The 2018 NCDHM slogan, promotes the drinking of fluoridated tap water and good brushing habits, using fluoride toothpaste in children for safeguarding their teeth.
The Goodness of Tap Water
Fluoride is frequently denoted as “nature’s cavity fighter” by dentists. Tap water, which is upgraded through community water fluoridation, is an abundant and easily accessible source of healthy fluorides for your children. In fact, fluoride present in tap water supplies is thought to be the most efficient means to keep away cavities and tooth decay. Children should be encouraged to drink fluoridated tap water instead of consuming acidic and sugary beverages in order to prevent tooth decay.