February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, sponsored by the American Dental Association (ADA). Each February, the ADA helps to raise awareness about the importance of oral health by focusing on important information every parent and caregiver should know. This year’s slogan, “Join the Super Smile Team!” helps parents teach their children how to maintain a healthy smile by focusing on ; “2min2x” brush for two minutes, two times a day, floss once each day, and limit sugary snacks between meals. Below is the “Super Smile Story” and poster, as seen on the ADA website. Visit www.ADA.org/ndchm for more fun ideas on how to keep your child’s smile healthy. And as always, feel free to call our office (333-kids) with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your child’s overall oral health.

The Super Smile Team!

Meet K-9! He’s a frisky pup who cares as much about good oral health as his buddies Flossy and Buck McGrinn, and Den and Gen Smiley.

One day the whole gang decided to play super heroes. They put on capes, made costumes, struck super hero poses and became The Super Smile Team! Even K-9 got in on the act!

Of course, every super hero needs a mission. The Super Smile Team’s quest? To fight for good oral health by following this simple rule, “2min2x.” That’s code for “brush your teeth two minutes, two times a day.”

Flossy, Buck, Den, and Gen know the importance of good dental habits to keep their super smiles bright. They brush their teeth when they get up in the morning and again before they go to bed at night. They also floss their teeth once each day. Because Den wears braces, he is especially careful about keeping his teeth healthy so he has a sparkly smile when the braces come off.

Being super heroes takes a lot of energy so the McGrinns and Smileys do eat snacks between meals but very few sugary ones. They usually stick to fruit and other healthy foods, and they choose water when they are thirsty instead of soda pop.

Want to be a part of The Super Smile Team? Join in the fun by playing the games and doing the activities to learn how to take good care of your teeth.

And remember the code“2min2x”! For a super smile and healthy mouth, brush your teeth two minutes, two times a day.

(Games and activities can be found on the American Dental Association’s web site at ADA.org/ndchm)