National Children’s Dental Health Month Focuses on Trusting Tap Water

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February is National Children’s Dental Health Month (NCDHM), and for 2017, the theme is “Choose Tap Water for a Sparkling Smile.” The annual ADA public health observance brings together oral healthcare professions to educate about the benefits of putting down sugary beverages and instead choosing to drink fluoridated tap water.

The ADA has created a variety of colorful posters—available in both English and Spanish—that dentists can order to display in their offices. Activity sheets and other resources also are available to help you spread the word about NCDHM.

Colorado Fluoride Facts

In Colorado, efforts have been underway by organizations like Oral Health Colorado and the Colorado Dental Association to spread the word on the benefits of community water fluoridation. The website Colorado Fluoride Facts offers a one-stop-shop for facts about water fluoridation, answers to frequently asked questions, the history of fluoridation and ways to take action if your community considers stopping community water fluoridation.