Welcome to February everyone! While this month is considered many things, it holds a special place in dentistry because it is National Children’s Dental Health Month. To celebrate, The American Dental Association sponsors many events nationally, as well as locally. One of the largest community events, Give Kids a Smile Day, was held on February 1st. The goal is to have local dentists provide dental exams throughout the area schools, especially in under-served areas.
At Mellion Orthodontics, we celebrate Dental Health Month by providing oral hygiene education to 2nd and 3rd grade classes throughout Stark county. Our presentation is called ‘Bad Tooth Bart’ (it’s a Spaghetti Western), and it has significantly grown in popularity over the past 8 years. This year we are scheduled to teach the benefits of good oral hygiene to over 1500 students!
As always, our team is excited to provide this service. If you read this and want us to come visit your school, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our office. At the end of February we will post pictures of our adventures!