February is National Children’s Dental Health Month and is brought to you by the American Dental Association (ADA). The ADA website explains that in 1941, this program began as a one day event, changing to a week-long event in 1955, and month-long national health observance in 1981. Today this brings together thousands of dedicated professionals, healthcare providers, and educators to promote the benefits of good oral health to children, their caregivers, teachers and many others.
In past years, Northeast Delta Dental partnered with the Manchester Boys & Girls Club regarding a new program incorporating the expertise of Dr. Richard Bolduc, a well-known area dentist, to provide dental care on site. Northeast Delta Dental had the great honor of funding the first tele dentistry program in New Hampshire providing visits for youth to improve dental health, and it doesn’t stop there.
Through the Northeast Delta Dental Foundation’s support of the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire, we are excited to share that throughout February, the Children’s Museum will host a series of age-appropriate activities related to oral health, introduce expert speakers about dental hygiene and nutrition, and offer product giveaways and raffles. You can find more information about the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire, here.
We also donate toothbrushes and Grin! for Kids! activity books to schools and dental centers who schedule oral health educational programs.
Download our Grin for Kids! activity book here, to help your child or family member learn more about good oral health. The pages are filled with fun interactive activities and coloring pages.