The best way to observe Children's Dental Health Month, of course, is to encourage kids to brush twice a day for two minutes at a time. There are numerous tools available to help make sure kids brush for long enough, from simple timers to hourglasses to this zany, light-up critter named Molar Mate.
For game-lovers, the ADA has put together an activity pack of word searches, connect-the-dots pictures, coloring pages, and more. Online gamers will find plenty to do on Colgate's Kids World page. There are plenty of free games to choose from for children as young as two and as old as nine.
The temptations of Valentine's Day candy mid-month will put kids' dental hygiene habits to the test. Make sure they're ready to take a bite out of tooth decay with healthy practices!