February is National Children's Health Month, as designated by the American Dental Association. It seems a rather odd month to have it since there's an awful lot of Valentine's Day candy consumed in February, but, I guess it serves as a reminder to have the kids brush after chomping down on those solid sugar candy message hearts!
For parents who are interested in statistics, there is information on New Hampshire's children's dental health available from Watch Your Mouth.
This is school vacation week, so if you've run out of things to do with the kids, the American Dental Association has many activity sheets for kids that will not only keep them busy, but will provide an oral health lesson!
And, if you're coming down to the library this week, look for one of these. They cover dental health for toddlers to teens:
Dahl, Michael. Pony Brushes His Teeth. [BB DAH]
Libal, Autumn. Taking Care of Your Smile: A Teen's Guide to Dental Care. [YA 617.601 LIB]
Miller, Edward. The Tooth Book: A Guide to Healthy Teeth and Gums. [J 617.601 MIL]
Murkoff, Heidi Eisenberg. What to Expect When You Go to the Dentist. [J 617.6 MUR]
Schuh, Mari C. All About Teeth. [J 612.311 SCH]
Shaw, Gina. Hooray For Teeth! [E SHA]