February was National Dental Health month. I visited with the first grade classes about the importance of taking care of our teeth and how to care for our teeth. Some tips we talked about:
We also discussed it is important to change toothbrushes after an illness. Some doctors also recommend changing toothpaste as well. It is good practice not to share toothpaste when one family member is ill as it can cause the spread of illness. Oral health has a large impact on overall individual health.
Hawk-I offers dental insurance to families who qualify: http://www.hawk-i.org/en_US/dentalonly.html