February is National Children’s Dental Health Month! Facts to know:
Poor oral health can put our students at a serious disadvantage in school. It has known to be connected to lower grades and absences from school.
Students should brush their teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, and flossing is recommended once a day.
Students should have help brushing their teeth until around the ages of 7-8, or when they can tie their shoes. Fine motor skills are used to brush teeth accurately and when they do not have them developed it can lead to incomplete brushing and cavities.
Students should stay away from sugary drinks like soda and juice.
Drinking lots of water and choosing healthy snacks help keep our kids’ teeth healthy.
Change out toothbrushes every 3 months or more often if bristles are becoming worn.
Schedule dental check-ups every 6 months or more often if your child has cavities.
January 30th we are bringing a dentist into the school! This will help identify any students that are at “higher risk” for Early Childhood Caries (ECC) or cavities.
After passive smile checks are done, the “higher risk” students will receive a fluoride varnish from the school nurse at no cost to you or to the school.
Thank you for letting us promote better oral health for our students!