February 07, 2015

February is National Dental Health Month

Show those pearly whites and grab your floss, brush and paste!  February is National Children's Dental Health Month. Sponsored by the American Dental Association (ADA), their mission is to raise awareness about the importance of good oral health.

Developing and establishing good habits at an early age is one step toward caring for children’s dental health. It’s also important to include the scheduling of regular dental visits so children can get a good start on a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums.

The library has great resources to support you in these efforts as a parent/caregiver. Take a look at the many library books that can help you help your child navigate the path to good dental health.  Here is just a sampling of library offerings:

Taking Care of My Teeth by DeGezelle

Brushing Well by Frost

Open Wide: Tooth School Inside by Keller

ABC Dentist by Ziefert

Let’s Talk About Going to the Dentist by Johnston

Kathleen Ahern
Children's Librarian

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