February is National Children’s Dental Health Month
2020 NCDHM Poster, courtesy of National Dental Pulp Laboratory, Inc

National Children’s Dental Health Month (NCDHM), brought to you throughout the month of February by the American Dental Association (ADA), promotes good oral health to children and their parents.

The slogan this year is “Fluoride in water prevents cavities! Get it from the tap”!

The ADA New Dentist Now Blog offers a brief summary of the history of fluoride use:

If there is one thing dentists know, it’s that fluoride is great. Fluoride is a natural mineral in our environment and back in the 1930s, it was noticed that parts of the country that were naturally fluoridated at higher levels had fewer cavities in the population, so for the next 20 years, a lot of research was done. We came up with water fluoridation in the 1940s and then we went on to professionally apply topical fluorides today, which has probably been the greatest thing to reduce the caries level in our population

The NCDHM Program Planning Guide and official poster for dentists are available on the ADA’s website. The planning guide includes easy-to-do activities, and program planning timetable tips.

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