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February is National Children's Dental Health Month

Posted almost 4 years ago by Rachel VanDenBrink

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February is National Children's Dental Health Month (NCDHM)!

Did you know that 51 million school hours are missed each year due to dental-related issues? Poor oral health can have a significant negative impact on a child's quality of life, their performance in school, and their success later in life. In celebration of NCDHM, the Michigan Caries Prevention Program (MCPP), a new statewide children's oral health initiative, is encouraging your school to promote oral health throughout February!

See the attached document for a few ideas to help you think about how your school can celebrate NCDHM (participation is not limited to these activities).