February is National Children’s Dental Health Month!

February is National Children’s Dental Health month! This national health observance, sponsored by the American Dental Association (ADA), promotes the benefits of good oral health to children. This year's theme is "Water, Nature's Drink!” Check out free resources from the ADA and others:
     – Posters and activity sheets for kids here from the American Dental Association. 
     – Video and handouts (language- free format) here from The Campaign for Dental Health for those working with children and families with limited English proficiency. 
     – Potter the Otter: A Tale About Water – an animated storybook from FIRST 5 Santa Clara County, where Potter the Otter teaches his friends about the importance of drinking water! (Also available as a bilingual ebook.) 
     – Office of Head Start Resources:
           o “Coronavirus Disease and Oral Health: Information for Parents About Promoting Good Oral Health at Home” handout for families describing simple things parents can do at home to keep their children’s mouths healthy during the coronavirus pandemic.  
          o Resources to promote drinking water 
          o Healthy Habits for Happy Smiles” handouts provide simple tips on oral health issues to share with families to promote good oral health. The handouts are available in English and Spanish.   2/11/21