Hello Friends ~
February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, what do you have planned to help educate families in your community about the need for better dental health? There are many wonderful opportunities and ways to help the children in your respective communities to smile happier and healthier.
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Here are a few tips and ideas for February’s Children’s Dental Health Month
Dental Education Via Social Media Platforms – Take advantage of your office’s social media platforms and website to share a variety of fun and educational posts and short videos related to children’s dental health. This is so easy, and free! Hint: If you get some unexpected open chair time, make a few short dental health videos. Don’t overthink it just have fun.
Content Ideas for Posts and Videos:
- Healthy Lunch/Snack Ideas
- How much sugar is in your drink or favorite snacks?
- What to do in a Dental Emergency?
- Ortho Care While at School
- Dental Hygiene with Braces
- Daily Toothbrushing Chart
- Dental Health Tips (Importance of sealants, fluoride, mouthguards, regular dental visits.)
- What kind of toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, and mouth rinse is best?
- Baby Bottle Tooth Decay
- Tongue-Tie – What is it and how is it treated?
More Content Ideas – If you’re looking for Dental Health Month activities, crafts, printables, etc. please see my Pinterest board: Children’s Dental Health Month Ideas
Special Offers on Treatment during February – Consider having special pricing or promotions on Sealants, Ortho, Fluoride, Mouthguards, etc.
(Big Ticket) Gift Give Away Ideas – Have a drawing during the month of February for a cool gift basket, gift cards, theme park tickets, etc. that all the kids can enter for a chance to win.
Make their Day – Kids love free stuff! Be sure to do something extra special during February. Upgrade the toy treasure chest with better toys. Additional giveaway ideas, Toothbrushing chart, Imprinted toothpaste squeezers, hand sanitizer, balloons, stickers, etc.
School Dental Health Presentations – Typically, during Dental Health Month visits are made to the schools by dental office teams, or the children can visit the office for an in-office field trip with their classroom. Also, local libraries are often open to the idea of offering dental health presentations there.
Give Kids a Smile Day – Here are some ideas and tips to help you host a successful Give Kids a Smile Day in your office.
The ADA website has an excellent Give Kids A Smile Toolbox https://www.ada.org/en/public-programs/give-kids-a-smile It’s loaded with information such as Planning, Promotion, Forms, etc.
Advertising/Marketing your Event – Here are just a few ways to do this:
- Social Media Pages ~ Make good use of all your social media platforms to share information about GKAS day with posts and videos.
- TV News ~ Fax & Email a press release.
- Fliers ~ Create fliers for in-office use and to give out to those in your community.
It’s a fun day – exhausting yes, and a little heartbreaking but it feels good to volunteer your time and donate your services to help so many children in the community.
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