April is National Oral Health Month! This month-long event encourages Canadians to have a better quality of life through better oral health habits.
The Brush to Win elementary school contest encourages students to brush their teeth twice a day, and to track their progress on a Brush to Win calendar for the month of April.
At the end of the month students submit their calendar to their teacher - teachers can then submit their classes' participation stats on our contest site for a chance to win one of five $1,000 prizes for their school!
Parents, ask your child's teacher to participate!
Caring for a child’s mouth can be a challenge, but it is important to make brushing part of their daily routine from an early age; brushing twice a day is a simple step to help keep those baby teeth clean and healthy and to avoid cavities. Baby teeth begin to appear around six months and can remain until a child is 13 or 14. Baby teeth help children eat well, speak clearly and allow adult teeth to grow in properly. Even though they will eventually be replaced by permanent adult teeth, baby teeth are very important and should be well looked after, checked or fixed if there is a problem.
Parents, caregivers, and teachers can challenge children to make dental care part of their routine by brushing twice daily for a full month and tracking their progress on the downloadable calendar.
Parents, caregivers, and schools as well as daycares, clubs and organizations can contact BCDA to request a tour of a local dentist’s office, or to arrange an educational presentation on location. If you would like assistance in arranging an educational visit in your community, contact BCDA by email at email@example.com.