Sunday, February 22, 2015

Early Childhood Education & NMAEYC

2015 NMAEYC Annual Conference

March 6th - 7th, 2015

Registration is NOW open!

National Children's Dental Health

February Is National Children's Dental Health Month!

Celebrate National Children's Dental Health Month with materials for families in English and Spanish. Developing good oral health habits at an early age and going to the dentist regularly helps children get a good start on a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. Use the resources below to help raise awareness about the importance of children's oral health.

Resources to Share
Healthy Habits for Happy Smiles
This series provides simple tips on oral health issues for parents of infants and young children. The six handouts from the National Center on Health are available in English and Spanish. 
National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center (OHRC)
OHRC offers brochures and handouts for pregnant women and parents of young children on promoting good oral health. Find tips on how to get dental care, the best foods to offer, and more. Order these free materials in bulk for your program in English or Spanish.
Think Teeth
Check out the oral health education materials from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Use them to help families choose good oral health habits. These free materials provide tips for pregnant women, parents, and caregivers.
Oral Health Resources for Spanish-Speaking Families
Share these oral health resources and activities with the Spanish-speaking families in your program. Find information on dental visits, fluoride, nutrition, oral health care, oral hygiene, and safety.
Brush Up on Oral Health Newsletters
Explore current and previous issues of the newsletter to find best and promising practices in oral health, current research, practical tips, frequently asked questions, and recipes for healthy snacks.

Find more National Children’s Dental Health Month information in the National Center on Health portal on the Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center (ECLKC).