Dental Health Month
Event Date: 2022-02-01
February is Dental Health Month! It is a month long event aimed at encouraging children to learn about dental hygiene. Five Star FDC staff and educators like to organise programs to teach children and families on the importance of proper dental hygiene and good practices they can implement in their daily lives.
Why is dental health so important?
Children are encouraged from a young age to learn about dental hygiene, as it enforces healthy practices which they can use to prevent a number of dental issues, such as:
- Tooth decay/cavities
- Plaque build up
- Gum disease
Buy new toothbrushes
Did you know that toothbrushes should be replaced every 3 to 4 months! As the toothbrush is used, the bristles decrease their effectiveness. Also getting your children excited about brushing their teeth can be easily done by buying them colourful brushes with their favourite characters and colours.
Check on their brush technique
If your kids tend to brush their teeth unattended, take time this month to check-in on their brushing habits. Checking in with your kids and offering helpful tips and tricks will keep their teeth looking great and healthy. Here is a video on ‘How to brush your teeth properly for kids’ (My Kid’s Dentist).