This post was sponsored by Give Kids A Smile as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
Matching pjs and matching smiles. He really is my mini me and I would do anything to protect that beautiful smile of his. That includes creating an environment for him that is happy and uplifting as well as providing him with proper dental care and teaching him good dental habits.
Did you know that February is National Children’s Dental Health Month? That is a great reason to talk to your kids about the importance of dental health.
According to the Center for Disease Control, one out of every four kids under the age of 5 already has cavities and a large number of children with tooth decay live in some of our poorest communities. Tooth decay affects 42% of children aged 2 to 11 years old but the good news is, tooth decay is mostly preventable!
In addition to this month being National Children’s Dental Health Month, it is also marks the 15th anniversary for Give Kids A Smile.
Giving Kids A Smile is an ogranization that helps bring dental care and dental services to children in poor communities that otherwise would not have access to such services.
Despite the availability of Medicaid and improvements to children’s dental coverage under the Affordable Care Act too many children are still suffering from tooth decay. Thanks to Give Kids A Smile, a program that started out as a one-day grass roots event for children in St Louis, more than 5.5 million children throughout the United States have been impacted by the program.
The Give Kids A Smile program has been successful thanks to more than half a million volunteers which include dentists, teachers, parents and more. These volunteers help bring oral health services, education, screening and preventative care to children that otherwise may not have ever received it.
How can you help?
- Make sure the kids in your life are brushing their teeth at least twice a day for two minutes with a fluoride toothpaste. They should also be flossing once a day, eating healthy meals and visiting a dentist once year.
- Volunteer or donate to Give Kids A Smile. Click here to visit the Give Kids A Smile website to find ways to donate time or donate money to this important program.
- Connect with Give Kids A Smile on Facebook.
- Thank the volunteers that give so much of their time to the Give Kids A Smile program.
- For more dental health tips, click here.
If your child needs oral health care, please visit Give Kids A Smile online or call 1-844-490-GKAS (4527) to see if there is a Give Kids A Smile program available in your area.